The under representation of women in sport and the relationship to girls PE uniform

Munden, Kerrie (2007) The under representation of women in sport and the relationship to girls PE uniform. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research project covers the history of women throughout sport. From the beginning when women had no opportunity to participate, covering the challenges they have faced to overcome the restriction placed upon them by men in control. Through to the stage they are at today with few restrictions stopping them from participating and yet still lower participation rates than men. It analyses and assesses their role in the control of sports and administration, documenting their history of exclusion in this area once again due to male control. Furthermore it covers the reasons why they are so underrepresented in this area due to traditional male practices amongst many reasons. It looks at the media affect on young women pursuing a sporting career and the affects of role models and how they are presented within the media. As well as tracing the history of sports clothing and how it has changed to become more evocative over time. Primary research has been carried out in secondary schools on the opinion of young girls on uniform and clothing that they have to wear for sports. Whilst assessing the extent to which this acts as a deterrent to future participation. It has discovered that the uniform is not popular amongst these young women but it has very little impact as a contributory factor to women's lower participation rates. Finally this research has established young women would in fact like to wear the tracksuit bottoms of their choice a hooded top and a fitted polo.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/445

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