ERIC Number: ED184993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Women's Athletics at Colleges and Universities.
Williamson, Linda B.; Mahan, Beatrice T.
A survey was conducted during 1979 to determine the interest in women's sports of Virginia Polytechnic Institute undergraduate students. The questionnaire contained three main parts. The first part, designed to be answered by both males and females, inquired about attending women's sporting events. Students were asked to check which women's sports they would be most and least likely to watch. In part two, females were asked to identify the sports in which they would be most and least likely to participate. The third part asked female students to check the competitive sports in which they had participated during high school or college. The most popular spectator sport identified by both men and women, was gymnastics. Women were most interested in participating in volleyball. Softball was the leading competitive sport in which the women had actually participated. A copy of the questionnaire is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Title IX Education Amendments 1972
Note: Paper presented at the Southern Association for Institutional Research Conference (Orlando, FL, October 25-26, 1979).