Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Why become an athlete? Why all the long hours of continuous dedication? Would male and female athletes answer these questions differently?
The following essay is a review of the potential reasons why individuals strive to become athletes as perceived by the biological, psycho-dynamic, humanistic, and social psychological perspectives. Emphasis is placed on differences between the sexes when the perspective under discussion considers these differences to be relevant.
Johnson, Katharine R., "The biological, psychodynamic, humanistic, and social psychological perspectives of athletic participation" (1983). Honors Theses. 695.