Stereotyping, stigma, and femininity in female sports

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Title: Stereotyping, stigma, and femininity in female sports
Author: Chandler, Clare E.
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to discuss the experiences of female athletes regarding labeling , the social construction of reality , and feminine identity . Interviews were conducted , along with a focus group , and data were analyzed using the grounded theory method . The findings of this study discuss stereotypes of femininity , stereotypes made by society , athletes , and coaches and administration , as well as the reactions to these stereotypes by female athletes . What this discussion concludes is that appearance is the main factor in all of these areas . While other factors , such as heterosexual behavior and age come into play , appearance is the salient concept across all of these themes .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /ETD -TTU -2010 -12 -1065
Date: 2010-12


Stereotyping, stigma, and femininity in female sports. Master's thesis, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /ETD -TTU -2010 -12 -1065 .

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