Student Author Information

Cierra BrownFollow

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

Sports Management

Abstract

How Competing with Male Athletes Affects the Way Female Athletes Perceive Their Worth as an Athlete

This research aims to discover what female athletes thought about playing with male athletes and how that may affect their perceptions on themselves. To figure out the different perspectives on the subject, articles were utilized in the study and female athletes on a liberal arts college campus in Central Virginia as well. Some of these articles include, Mixed-team Sports: Why Gender Doesn’t Matter and Why Co-Ed Sports Leagues Are Never Really Co-Ed . For the research it was important to formulate a survey for a women’s basketball team, women’s soccer team, and women’s lacrosse team at a liberal arts college in Central Virginia. The completed surveys helped find information that assisted the study. There is a pretty even divide between female athletes who enjoy competing with male athletes because it makes them better and female athletes that hate it because the male athletes they play with never pass them the ball and underestimate their skill. The data gives results that prove when female athletes play more often with male athletes they are more likely to have a positive co-ed experience.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Lindsay Pieper

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How Competing with Male Athletes Affects the Way Female Athletes Perceive Their Worth as an Athlete

How Competing with Male Athletes Affects the Way Female Athletes Perceive Their Worth as an Athlete

This research aims to discover what female athletes thought about playing with male athletes and how that may affect their perceptions on themselves. To figure out the different perspectives on the subject, articles were utilized in the study and female athletes on a liberal arts college campus in Central Virginia as well. Some of these articles include, Mixed-team Sports: Why Gender Doesn’t Matter and Why Co-Ed Sports Leagues Are Never Really Co-Ed . For the research it was important to formulate a survey for a women’s basketball team, women’s soccer team, and women’s lacrosse team at a liberal arts college in Central Virginia. The completed surveys helped find information that assisted the study. There is a pretty even divide between female athletes who enjoy competing with male athletes because it makes them better and female athletes that hate it because the male athletes they play with never pass them the ball and underestimate their skill. The data gives results that prove when female athletes play more often with male athletes they are more likely to have a positive co-ed experience.