Academic and International Research on Gender and Sport

SPORT AND GENDER –  EMPOWERING GIRLS AND WOMEN

Right to Play (2008). Chapter 4: Sport and Gender Empowering women and girls, in Harnessing the Power of Sport for Development and Peace: Recommendations to Governments, this report was developed by Right to Play in its capacity as the Secretariate of the Sport for Development and Peace International Working Group

 

Promoting physical activity in women: evaluation of a 2-year community-based intervention in Sydney, Australia

Li Ming Wen, Margaret Thomas, Helen Jones, Neil Orr, Renee Moreton, Lesley King, Penny Hawe, Jeni Bindon, Jenni Humphries, Karin Schicht, Shauna Corne, and Adrian Bauman. Promoting physical activity in women: evaluation of a 2-year community-based intervention in Sydney, Australia Health Promot. Int. (2002) 17 (2): 127-137 doi:10.1093/heapro/17.2.127

 

Why do young women drop out of sport and physical activity?

Craike, Melinda, Symons, C. and Zimmermann, J. 2009, Why do young women drop out of sport and physical activity? A social ecological approach, Annals of leisure research, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 148-172.

 

Participation in Sport and Recreation by Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women – A report prepared for the Australian Government Office for Women Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Natasha Cortis, Pooja Sawrikar and Kristy Muir, Participation in sport and recreation by culturally and linguistically diverse women, Social Policy Research Centre University of New South Wales May 2007

 

Barriers to Exercise in Younger and Older Non-Exercising Adult Women: A Cross Sectional Study in London, United Kingdom – A survey of 100 women, measuring perceived barriers to exercise using an ‘Exercise Benefits/Barriers Scale (EBBS)’

Walid El Ansari and Geoff Lovell,  Barriers to Exercise in Younger and Older Non-Exercising Adult Women: A Cross Sectional Study in London, United Kingdom, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 1443-1455; doi:10.3390/ijerph6041443

 

Physical activity correlates in young women with depressive symptoms: a qualitative study

Azar et al. Physical activity correlates in young women with depressive symptoms: a qualitative study, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010, 7: 3

The Sport Nexus and Gender Injustice

Ann Travers, Simon Fraser University, published by Studies in Social Justice, 2008, 2: 1

 

Articles requiring purchase or access through a library system:

Perceived benefits from participation in sports: a gender study
Bonnie Kelinske, Brad W. Mayer, Kuo‐Lane Chen, (2001) “Perceived benefits from participation in sports: a gender study”, Women in Management Review, Vol. 16 Iss: 2, pp.75 – 84

Social Inclusion and Sport: Culturally Diverse Women’s Perspectives

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