Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal

Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal is a scholarly journal covering women in sports that is published twice a year by Women of Diversity Productions, in Las Vegas, Nev.. It is geared toward physical education and athletics instructors as well as women's interest groups.

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, Fall

Competitive Balance in Women's Basketball: The Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference and Missouri Valley Conference Merger
Abstract The purpose of this paper was to measure the change in competitive balance for women's basketball as a conference merges and changes its membership. Specifically, we surveyed the changes in competitive balance as the Gateway Collegiate...
Gender Differences in Print Media Coverage of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece
Abstract All Summer Olympics articles from The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times newspapers were analyzed (August 14-30, 2004). Column inches, placement (front, front of sports page, or inside sports section), focus (male/female star or team),...
Gender in Sports Coverage of American and Spanish Online Newspapers
Abstract The differences in how the media treat information about women and men provoke a deficit in the information that girls and female adolescents receive about sports. The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in sports coverage...
Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity among Adult Lesbians
Abstract Despite the health benefits derived from regular participation in moderate physical activity, the majority of adult lesbians are not physically active. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between moderate physical...
Sporting-Self or Selling Sex: All-Girl Roller Derby in the 21st Century
Roller derby, known in North America as All-Girl Roller Derby, is often cast in the light of recreational performance, believed to be scripted and preplanned: girls in short skirts and fishnet stockings cat-fighting in a dreamscape pornographic style....
Subjective Judging and the Home Advantage in Female Collegiate Division I Gymnastics
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the home advantage in female collegiate Division I gymnastics by apparatus and determine the performance effect of the fudges 'Assignor System (JAS) introduced in 2005 on each apparatus. Participant...
The Effect of an 8-Week Educational Curriculum and Physical Activity Program on Attitudes toward Physical Activity and Body Image of Urban Adolescent Girls
Abstract Adolescent girls are becoming less physically active and are experiencing more body image issues compared to adolescent boys. Furthermore, adolescent girls maintain physical activity levels well below recommended guidelines, especially...
The Socioeconomic Profile of the Greek Women's National Volleyball Team
Abstract Top performance in volleyball comes as a result of specific physiological, kinesiological, psychological, and environmental influences of both natural and social surroundings. The purpose of this study was to examine the social and economic...
Why American Women Play Rugby
Abstract Rugby, a fast-paced, aggressive contact sport, has a high incidence of injury. This study examines why US women play rugby given the social stigma surrounding women's participation in sports in general, particularly contact sports, and...
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