2018, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part L
Social precursors affecting women participation in sports: A systematic literature review
AUTHOR(S): MS Sahil and Dr. Rajesh Dhauta
The paper aims to find out the social factors affecting women participation in sports. For the said purpose Author has gone through the studies around the world and tries to focus on those studies, which are closely linked with female participation in sports. Society expects males and females to adopt, believe in, and fulfil specific gender roles and stereotypes that have been established. Males are expected to be strong, independent, and athletic, whereas females are expected to be quiet, obedient, attractive nurturers. Society demands compliance to the enforced gender order. One specific area in which traditional gender stereotypes have been evaluated and analysed, is sports and physical activities. Comparing traditional female gender stereotypes with those of the 21st century women in sports, it is clear that female athletes are beginning to establish themselves in the sports world. Their ability to challenge sexist barriers and restrictive notions about women's physical appearance, athletic ability, and participation in sports, is evident through their increased involvement in sports. However, it is also true that traditional female stereotypes continue to prevail. In this paper, female athletic stereotypes, women‘s sensitivity to gender issues in sports, recommendations for increasing female participation in sports, and personal experiences with gender and sports, will be presented and discussed in relation to the impact female gender stereotypes have on girls and women who participate in traditional and non-traditional sports.
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How to cite this article:
MS Sahil, Dr. Rajesh Dhauta. Social precursors affecting women participation in sports: A systematic literature review. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(2):714-716.