David or Mia? The influence of gender on adolescent girls' choice of sport role models

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dc.contributor.author Adriaanse, JA
dc.contributor.author Crosswhite, JJ
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:57:45Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09
dc.identifier.citation Women's Studies International Forum, 2008, 31 (5), pp. 383 - 389
dc.identifier.issn 0277-5395
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10615
dc.description.abstract This article explores the relationship between adolescent girls and their sport role models with a particular focus on gender. Social learning theory as well as gender theory are considered. Based on quantitative and qualitative data collected in Australia through two focus group interviews and questionnaires (n = 357) the researchers found that gender influences the choice of sport role models of adolescent girls. When asked to nominate their role model, girls overwhelmingly choose a female role model, however, when their role model came from the sporting domain the percentage of female role models decreased. Further, qualitative comments support the notion that gender and gendered heroism play a critical role in the adoption of sport role models by adolescent girls. The authors argue that sport role models, in traditional gender terms, are ideologically contradictory. A trend towards acceptance of a perspective of multiple femininities and masculinities may be a prospect for change. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/j.wsif.2008.08.008
dc.rights NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Women's Studies International Forum. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Women's Studies International Forum, [VOL 31, ISSUE 5 (2008)] DOI# 10.1016/j.wsif.2008.08.008 en_US
dc.title David or Mia? The influence of gender on adolescent girls' choice of sport role models
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Women's Studies International Forum
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.volume 31
dc.journal.number 5 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 383 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 389 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 950014
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Corporate Governance
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history School of Management (ID: 329)
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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