ERIC Number: ED274658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Miller Lite Report on Women in Sports.
New World Decisions, Ltd., Iselin, NJ.
A survey distributed to a random sample of 7,000 members of the Women's Sports Foundation uncovered many similarities and differences between athletic women and other Americans interested in sports and fitness. Although the sample of athletic women was atypical of women generally, they resemble other Americans in the sports/fitness activities they pursue. The survey was returned by 1,682 members and addressed a wide range of questions about sports/fitness activities: (1) interest in participating in or watching specific sports; (2) early childhood experiences; (3) the support of family and friends; and (4) current encounters with coed participation. Opinions were also sought on attitudes toward: (1) whether drugs are necessary to become competitive internationally; (2) whether participation in racially mixed sports groups reduces prejudice; (3) whether girls should play contact sports; and (4) how often women prefer to watch or participate in single sex or coed sports/fitness activities. Responses to the survey are displayed on tables and a narrative analysis of results is offered. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI.; Women's Sports Foundation.
Authoring Institution: New World Decisions, Ltd., Iselin, NJ.
Note: For a summary of the report with a copy of the survey, see SP 028 150.