An analysis of the feminine image and various sport images of competitive college women swimmers

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Jane Brown Lewis (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rosemary McGee

Abstract: The purpose of this descriptive study was to assess the images of a sample of competitive college women swimmers. Images of the feminine girl and the competitive female swimmer, tennis player, and basketball player were identified and analyzed as to their similarities and differences. The subjects were thirty-one competitive women swimmers attending universities in North Carolina during the 1972-73 academic year. The universities eligible for this research were ones which had current membership in the NCAIAW and had varsity teams established for at least two years. The participating universities included Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Semantic differential scales developed by Ruth E. Brown were administered by the coaches to their swimming teams. The data were analyzed by statistical methods described by Osgood.

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Language: English
Date: 1974

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