Academic Papers on Women In Sports

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A 9 page paper that provides an overview of a proposed study of women in athletics. The hypothesis of this study is that women athletes score higher on academic achievement tests than their non-athlete counterparts. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 12 page, comprehensive research paper examines common basketball injuries, preventive techniques, and which groups are more likely to suffer from them. At least 80% of the discussion focuses upon women's injuries and physiological factors causing the gender to suffer more frequently from damages to the anterior cruciate ligament specifically. Numerous studies are cited. Bibliography ...

In this 4 page research paper, the writer discusses what we can learn about gender stratification, roles, stereotypes in society, etc.;--through the study of sports. Just as certain social classes are associated with certain sports, each gender is more commonly associated with specific sports as well. Cultural reasons for the exclusion of women from certain ...

A 7 page research paper on Title IX-- the law which first enabled women to participate in interscholastic sports. The writer summarizes Title IX and briefly discusses its history-- going on to analyze how, in the 90's,-- attention was suddenly re-focused upon its applicability to intercollegiate sports. Various cases and other controversial issues concerning women's ...

Women In Sports

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper examines the various obstacles faced by female athletes, with particular emphasis on the relationship between physical fitness and self-esteem. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Women In Sports # 2

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper on women's role in sports. The writer examines the historical significance of women's participation, how it changed after 1972, and the gender bias that still exists. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page overview of the importance of female participation in sports such as basketball and in the importance of this participation receiving an equal media coverage and emphasis as does male participation in sports. Correlates female participation in sports with lowered teen pregnancy, higher academic success, and less gang participation. Bibliography ...

An 8 page piece on the economics and unexpected popularity of the women's professional basketball. The paper discusses pros and cons of having two leagues and makes a statement that women's pro basketball is here to stay. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 10 page paper looks at the subject of sport participation and its relationship to self-esteem. The self-esteem movement is discussed and the paper concludes that even if a positive relationship exists between the two variables, enhanced self-esteem may not always be desirable. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A 14 page paper which discusses various gender concerns with relationship to anabolic steroid use in sports. The paper presents information concerning the supposed benefits and realistic side effects of steroids. It also breaks down the gender concerns and illustrates how the anabolic steroids effect men and women, as well as adolescents. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

This 12 page paper considers injuries that are common to female basketball players and outlines the biological reasons that these injuries occur relative to the types of movements involved in basketball. This paper considers the physical structures of the human body as they relate to performance in basketball and the propensity for certain injuries ...

A 5 page paper discussing marketing the Women's National Basketball Association's acceptance and growing its brand. Many of the WNBA players differ from other women only in the fact that they play basketball for a living. The WNBA has thrived on its grass-roots characteristics and it should work to preserve them. Players generally are unable to ...

“Women in Sport

  • 8 page paper

” A paper which looks at the historical background of women in sport, and the way in which gender discrimination has affected their full participation in sporting activities. The paper also considers the way that initiatives such as Title IX in the USA and the Brighton Declaration in the UK have contributed to eradicating discrimination and ...

This 15 page paper provides a proposal for an experiment to prove the hypothesis, in addition to reviewing a great deal of research in the field. Literature pertinent to sports and gender relationships in general provide support for the thesis. Research which addresses female coaching specifically is also provided, inclusive of the psychological effects ...

An 8 page paper which relates feminist theory to sports, and how this reflects contemporary British society. Specifically considered is feminism in relation to sports, how leisure theory developed from a male perspective, and inequalities in terms of participation (between gender), income and employment, power, positions of management and administration. Bibliography lists 15 ...

A paper which looks at gender constructs in sport, with specific reference to masculinities and femininities in football cheerleading squads. Bibliography lists 1 source

This 3 page paper examines six articles about the issue of gender differences in sports. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

13 pages in length. The twenty-first century has witnessed myriad changes to the sport of soccer, not the least of which has been the addition of women's teams. Amidst the struggle and strife rose a special strength that helped propel soccer to the heights it has reached in contemporary global athletics; with the ...

A 5 page paper that presents selected components of a business proposal for establishing a new professional women's football team in Detroit. The sections include: a description of the business; the objective; industry analysis, including brief overview of history of this sport; potential for success; discussion about budgetary issues; and marketing plan. Bibliography lists 4 ...

6 pages in length. Directly correlated with the extent to which women over forty choose to participate in swimming is how active they were in this or other sports throughout their lives; one who has engaged in swimming or some other physical activity either consistently or in phases is much more likely to undertake ...

A 4 page paper. Everyone knows who Babe Ruth was but far fewer people know who Babe Didrikson Zaharias. One reason for this discrepancy in notoriety is news coverage. Women's athletic and sports programs have not received the same level of funding or the same degree of publicity. This essay discusses these discrepancies, comments ...

This is a 3 page book review of Michael A. Messner’s “Power at Play: Sports and the Problem of Masculinity”. Michael A. Messner’s 1992 text “Power at Play: Sports and the Problem of Masculinity” is one of the first sociological studies which observes the social role of sports in the development of masculinity and how ...

A 5 page discussion of the marketing potential presented by this online gaming opportunity. The author contends that this potential lies in the XBox features that allows players to remove themselves from their real-life worlds. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This is a 3 page paper which provides an argument for allowing girls and boys to play on the same team. The bibliography has 2 sources.

A 15 page research paper that examines this topic. While there are similarities between these elements for male and female athletes, it is also true that for women, there are obstacles to motivation and confidence that stem from social and cultural beliefs. Due to this fact, the writer first begins with an examination of historical ...

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