ERIC Number: ED282870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Androgyny and Recreation Participation for Women.
Henderson, Karla A.; And Others
This study analyzed the personality traits (masculine, feminine, androgynous, and undifferentiated sex role characteristics) of female students, staff, and faculty at a medium-sized university to determine how personality traits were associated with participation in recreational activities. A questionnaire consisting of items related to the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI), barriers to participation in recreation activites, and selected demographic questions engendered 294 responses. The BSRI consisted of 40 stereotypic masculine and feminine traits. To calculate an androgyny score, a split half median was calculated for the masculine and feminine scores. Questions related to recreation participation consisted of eight categories of activities; e.g., watching television, social activities, sports and outdoor activities. Four questions were asked concerning leisure satisfaction. Very little association could be discerned between personality type as measured by the BSRI and participation in recreation activities. A discussion of the findings is presented. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).