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ERIC Number: EJ1146813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Supporting Gender Equality in Extracurricular Activities and the Impact on Female Bullying Victimization in School
Lehman, Brett
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v20 n2 p445-470 Jun 2017
This study examines gender differences in the extent to which U.S. high school students are bullied in connection with participation in and attitudes towards extracurricular activities. Previous research suggests that students are bullied when their participation exhibits gender abnormal performances of masculinity or femininity, but less is known about the relationship between attitudes and victimization. Through the analysis of quantitative survey data this study finds that female students do not face increased bullying for being competitive athletes. However, when students express attitudes that support gender equality in athletics they are more likely to be bullied. Female victimization accounts for most of this effect relative to male students which provides evidence of a double-standard. Girls may be punished by peers for supporting equality while boys do not face the same risk. These findings shed light on the complicated picture of progress and stagnation in efforts towards gender equality in the U.S.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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