ERIC Number: ED238880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct-29
Reference Count: 0
Sex Role Socialization in Sport.
Mawson, L. Marlene
Sport values follow societal values, and, in American society, it is evident that men have determined the social, political, and economic values upon which this country has established its laws. An overview of the social influence of men in comparison to that of women in the development of American society points out how men and women have assumed their respective sex roles in the culture, and, similarly, their roles in sport. The sociocultural development in America is consequential to the sex-role socialization of men and women, and influential as such to the manner in which males and females engage in sport. The control and perpetuation of prescribed sex-role behaviors is assured through subtle harassment of persons who do not conform to stereotype. A chart illustrating the perpetuation of sex-roles for women lists the sociocultural influence (media, employment, family relations, legal, political, economic, and educational), the female stereotype in each milieu, the social and sport harassment evident in each, and the counter-actions necessary to overcome both stereotyping and harassment. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (October 29, 1983).