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TitleThe preferences of gender: study of low female enrollment in high school physical education
AuthorPower, Francis Joseph, 1960-
DescriptionThesis (M.P.E.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1996. Physical Education
Date1996
Paginationviii, 161 leaves
SubjectPhysical education and training--Newfoundland and Labrador; Sex differences in education; High school students--Newfoundland and Labrador--Attitudes; Teenage girls--Newfoundland and Labrador--Attitudes
DegreeM.P.E.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Physical Education
DisciplinePhysical Education
LanguageEng
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Temporal Coverage1993-1994
20th Century
NotesBibliography: leaves 123-130.
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the reasons why many female students in the Avalon North Integrated School Board were not participating in Physical Education courses 1100, 2100, and 3100. Nine high schools were used in the study, with a total population of 2079 students. Of that total, 1827 students participated. The study was conducted during the 1993-1994 school year. A questionnaire was administered to Physical Education participants and non-participants. This population comprised male and female students, although not in equal numbers. A review of current pertinent literature suggested a number of causes of non-participation by females in high school Physical Education courses. The questionnaire used for the present study was designed to ascertain the significance of these causes, which have been referred to as "themes" for the purpose of this study. Eleven such themes were investigated, namely, awareness of benefits, curriculum, embarrassment, facilities/equipment, few role models, hygiene factors, previous experience, social factors, teaching methodology, timetable conflicts, and gender discrimination. -- Based on the means of responses for each theme, it was shown that the strongest deterrents to enrollment for females were hygiene factors, and previous experience in Physical Education classes.
TypeText
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera1176224
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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