ERIC Number: EJ1145319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
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Gender Role Beliefs and Parents' Support for Athletic Participation
Heinze, Justin E.; Heinze, Kathryn L.; Davis, Matthew M.; Butchart, Amy T.; Singer, Dianne C.; Clark, Sarah J.
Youth & Society, v49 n5 p634-657 Jul 2017
Pay-to-play fees in public schools place more support for sport participation in the hands of parents; this may disproportionately affect the ability of girls to garner the benefits of sports. Using an online survey of a national sample of parents (N = 814), we examined the relationship between parents' gender role beliefs, parents' beliefs about the benefits and monetary value of sports, and the types of sports their daughters play. The results indicate that parents placed somewhat greater value on sport for sons, than for daughters, both ideologically and financially. Gender role beliefs played a small, but significant role, in shaping parents' beliefs about their daughters' involvement in sport, and the types of sports their daughters play.
Descriptors: Sex Role, Parent Attitudes, Athletics, Sex Stereotypes, Beliefs, Value Judgment, Daughters, Public Schools, Student Participation, Hypothesis Testing, Online Surveys, National Surveys, Individual Characteristics, Regression (Statistics)
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