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No longer a myth a study of the happy and healthy marriages of African American male professional athletes /

by Dees, J. E.

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The marriages of professional athletes have been examined for years, but the positive factors in those marriages have rarely been observed. This study focuses on the factors that contribute to the strength and happiness in the marriages of professional athletes. Professional athletes and their wives were interviewed in effort to determine the factors that contribute to the strength of their marriages. Open communication, shared values, religion/ faith, and trust were consistently found to be important components contributing to the strength of these marriages. This study adds to the limited literature available discussing the positive aspects of professional athlete marriages. iii
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School:Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

School Location:USA - Virginia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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