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Walseth, Kristin; Aartun, Iselin; Engelsrud, Gunn – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
Girls' identity constructions are influenced by the dominant sport, health and beauty discourses in their society. Recent research indicates that sport and health discourses embedded in physical education (PE) compete for influence. Some of these studies have illustrated how these discourses inform girls' social construction of body ideals and…
Descriptors: Females, Human Body, Physical Education, Physical Fitness
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Manago, Adriana M.; Brown, Christia Spears; Leaper, Campbell – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
This study explores developing conceptions of feminism among Latina adolescents, their prevalence of feminist endorsement, and whether home environment and well-being are related to feminist identity. One hundred and forty Latina girls (Grades 9 to 12, M age = 15) wrote personal narratives of their understanding of feminism and whether they…
Descriptors: Feminism, Females, Self Concept, Parent Education