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ERIC Number: EJ1070650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Breaking Barriers: Women-Centered Physical Education Programming in Higher Education
Foster, Elaine; Appleby, Karen M.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v86 n6 p29-33 2015
In general, physical activity subsides for females after high school. Researchers have found that women experience unique barriers to remaining physically active during their college years. Obstacles such as social anxiety, lack of social support, and life balance have been cited as challenges for women in relation to maintaining consistent physical activity habits. The purpose of this article is to provide college and university instructors of physical education activity courses an overview of the barriers women may face, discuss the importance of using a women-centered approach in this setting, and provide theoretically based concepts and offer practical examples that can be implemented in the classroom to lessen barriers and help female students sustain motivation for physical activity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A