High School Students’ Attitudes Toward Providing Girls Opportunities to Participate in Sport

in Sociology of Sport Journal
Restricted access

Purchase article

USD  $24.95

Student 1 year subscription

USD  $64.00

1 year subscription

USD  $85.00

Student 2 year subscription

USD  $121.00

2 year subscription

USD  $158.00

In light of the increasing participation of girls/women in sport, we investigate the attitudes of high school boys and girls toward potential increased opportunities for girls’ to participate in sport. There has been little research on high school students’ attitudes toward girls’ sport participation decomposed by gender and athletic status. We find that, on average, high school students are supportive of increased opportunities for girls to participate in sport. Girls are more supportive than boys on average. While there is no difference among girls by athletic status, male competitive athletes show the most negative attitudes toward opportunities for girls to participate in sport compared with male noncompetitive athletes. Lastly, racial minority groups express positive attitudes toward increased opportunities for girls to participate in sport compared with whites.

Brown and Ruel are with Georgia State University, Sociology Department, Atlanta, GA. Medley-Rath is with Lake Land College, Sociology Dept., Mattoon, IL.

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 37 34 1
Full Text Views 7 6 1
PDF Downloads 13 12 2