Dropping out or opting out? Examining girls and women’s participation in sport
This research project was commissioned to identify effective programs to maintain and increase girls’ participation in sport.
The study examined the impact of the association between masculinity, gender norms/roles, and stigma in female’s participation in, or dropout from, sport during adolescents. It used a quantitative survey to identify the importance of several psychosocial correlates (e.g., masculine norms, gender norms/roles, stigma) of participation (non-participation in sport), and drop-out from sport.
The key findings and implications were presented in a written report and presented to relevant Government stakeholders.