ERIC Number: EJ568056
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Women, Sports, and Science: Do Female Athletes Have an Advantage?
Hanson, Sandra L.; Kraus, Rebecca S.
Sociology of Education, v71 n2 p93-110 Apr 1998
Analyzes data from a longitudinal study of high school youth to suggest that involvement in sports often has a strong and positive association with young womens' success in high school science. Associates participation in cheerleading with negative results. Summarizes both the functionalist and conflict theories regarding the purpose of sports. (MJP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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