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ERIC Number: EJ612223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-2216
"You Can Feel Them Looking at You": The Experiences of Adolescent Girls at Swimming Pools.
James, Kandy
Journal of Leisure Research, v32 n2 p262-80 2000
Explored constraints experienced by Australian high school girls when using public swimming pools, noting strategies they developed to negotiate these constraints. Data from focus groups and individual interviews indicated that embarrassment affected frequency and quality of participation. To reduce self-consciousness, some girls developed strategies to make themselves less visible (e.g., covering their bodies and staying in groups). (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia