Diversity in Kinesiology: Theoretical and Contemporary Considerations

in Kinesiology Review
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In this article, the authors engage in discourse centrally located in the organizational socialization of Black and Hispanic kinesiology faculty and students within institutions of higher education. First, our commentary is situated in the theoretical framework of organizational socialization in regards to insight about the plight of Black and Hispanic kinesiology professionals. Next, data are presented that highlight the status of Black and Hispanic faculty in academe. Informed by previous research, the authors also discuss the socialization experiences of such faculty in kinesiology programs and departments, particularly at predominantly White institutions of higher education. Lastly, challenges are identified that are associated with recruiting, hiring, retaining, securing tenured status, and advancing Black and Hispanic faculty at leading doctorate-granting institutions in the United States.

Hodge is with the Dept. of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Corbett is with the School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.

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