ERIC Number: ED137654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Three Cultural Perceptions of Sport.
Duquin, Mary E.
This article reports the level of androgynous development found in university students attracted to the sport experience. The Bem's Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) was administered to 45 female physical education majors 20 female varsity athletes, 35 male physical education majors and 45 male varsity athletes at the University of Pittsburgh. Percentages were calculated to determine what percentage of each sample scored masculine, androgynous and feminine on the BSRI. As hypothesized, the majority of males in both samples scored masculine while the largest percentage of females in both samples scored in the androgynous category. The author concluded that given the males' perception of sport as an agent of masculine orientation, sport tends to attract highly sex typed males. However, the traditional perception of sport for females with its emphasis on process and product, tends to attract the more androgynous woman. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, l976)