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ERIC Number: EJ827946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
The Social Construction of Gender in Spanish Physical Education Students
Rave, Jose Maria Gonzalez; Perez, Luis Miguel Ruiz; Poyatos, Maria Carrasco
Sport, Education and Society, v12 n2 p141-158 May 2007
The objective of this study was to analyse sex stereotypes in Spanish high-school students. Three hundred boys and girls from 12 to 17 years old participated in this study by completing a 41-item survey about their preferences for different body types. The survey was applied using a set of visual triggers. Analysis of data showed that body stereotypes determined the way boys and girls perceived physical activities. These influences made boys manifest masculine stereotypes (cult of muscularity) and girls to follow traditional feminine stereotypes (cult of thinness). We conclude that teachers have to be alert for sports practices becoming a vehicle for reproducing stereotypes related to gender. (Contains 7 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain