“Man up and paddle like a girl!” A qualitative exploration into how gender dominant paddling environments can affect the performance of female kayakers

Hosie, Jessica (2014) “Man up and paddle like a girl!” A qualitative exploration into how gender dominant paddling environments can affect the performance of female kayakers. Masters dissertation, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

A qualitative, exploratory study aiming to broaden knowledge and understanding about gender inequality experienced by female kayakers in male dominated paddling groups. The study investigates how age, experience, training and opportunity can induce gender inequality for female kayakers in gender dominant groups, and explores the effects of inequality upon a female paddler’s motivation, confidence, learning and performance. The study explores the notion of strategic instruction amongst coaches, to support transgression and challenge gender stereotyping to help create safe, supportive environments where female kayakers can develop long term technical skills, abilities, positive self perception and efficacy.

Item Type: Thesis/Dissertation (Masters)
Departments: Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Dissertation presented in part fulfilment of the requirements of: The Degree of Master in Arts in Development Training University of Cumbria 2014.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 24 May 2018 14:52
Last Modified: 25 May 2018 06:08
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3854

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