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Understanding the under-representation of African American coaches: A multilevel perspective

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  • Cunningham, George B.
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    The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive, multilevel framework for understanding the under-representation of African Americans as head coaches of university athletic teams. I argue that factors at the macro-level (i.e., institutionalized practices, political climate, stakeholder expectations), meso-level (i.e., prejudice on the part of decision makers, discrimination, leadership prototypes, organizational culture of diversity), and micro-level (i.e., head coaching expectations and intentions, occupational turnover intentions) all impact this phenomenon. The framework's applicability for policy development and changes initiatives is also discussed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Sport Management Review.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (November)
    Pages: 395-406

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:spomar:v:13:y:2010:i:4:p:395-406

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    Keywords: Race Coaching Diversity Racism Prejudice Discrimination;

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    1. Thomas, David R. & Dyall, Lorna, 1999. "Culture, Ethnicity, and Sport Management: A New Zealand Perspective," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 2(2), pages 115-132, November.
    2. Fink, Janet S. & Pastore, Donna L. & Riemer, Harold A., 2003. "Managing Employee Diversity: Perceived Practices and Organisational Outcomes in NCAA Division III Athletic Departments," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 6(2), pages 147-168, November.
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    1. Cunningham, George B., 2013. "Theory and theory development in sport management," Sport Management Review, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 1-4.

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