ERIC Number: ED086687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
DGWS Research Reports: Women in Sports. Vol. II.
Harris, Dorothy V., Ed.
This volume presents the results of literature reviews and research from physical education and related fields on women in sports. The purpose of the report is to present scientific evidence on which to base decisions relating to physical activity and athletic programs for girls and women. One of its main sections deals with the psychological aspects of the involvement of women in sports. Points such as femininity, achievement, family influence, and female aggression are discussed. The other two sections present material on the physiological and biomechanical aspects of the involvement of women in sports. The psychological components of conditioning for stress in sports, temperature regulation, and iron deficiency are investigated. The last section deals with somatotypes of women and the importance of body structure in athletic performance. An annotated bibliography on biomechanics is included in the report. (BRB)
Descriptors: Athletics, Biomechanics, Females, Muscular Strength, Physical Characteristics, Physical Education, Physiology, Psychological Characteristics, Womens Athletics
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. Div. for Girls and Women's Sports.