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ERIC Number: ED080513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 16
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Perceptions of Women's Roles and Female Sport Involvement Among a Selected Sample of College Students.
Griffin, Patricia S.
This study a) determined college students' perceptions of selected women's roles and female sport involvement and b) ascertained the association of selected sociocultural characteristics with perceptions of women's roles and female sport involvement. Two hundred seventy-nine undergraduates at the University of Massachusetts completed a test inventory which included a questionnaire, a semantic differential, and a variation of the Lifestyle and Perspective Index. Analysis revealed that undergraduates have distinct perceptions of the six women's roles studied, but not of the selected sports. Sex and cosmopolitanism were the sociocultural characteristics significantly related to perceptions of women's roles. Regardless of the sociocultural characteristics studied, however, the roles of "woman athlete" and "woman professor" were perceived as the most potent and active roles and the least highly evaluated roles for women. Only "cosmopolitanism" was statistically significant in differentiating perceptions of female involvement in selected sports. (Seven tables of statistical data were included along with a two-page bibliography.) (Author/BRB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the American Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1973