Artifacts and the Academic Motivation of African American Male Athletes

Rhema Fuller, Eric Bailey
2019 Journal of Higher Education Athletics & Innovation  
This study sought to examine to examine the academic motivations of African American male college athletes at a historically Black college and university (HBCU). Self-determination theory (SDT) was incorporated as the theoretical framework. Data were collected via artifacts from seven African American male college athletes at a HBCU in the mid-southern region of the United States. Explanation of the artifacts by the participants revealed that they were motivated by their family, their faith,
more » ... ly, their faith, and their resiliency. Findings, and their implications for research and practice, are discussed and presented.
doi:10.15763/issn.2376-5267.2018.1.5.1-14 fatcat:yyaajslxqvfppesuyanaywhdri