Category Archives: Gender

How Sports Impacts Body Image in Adolescent Girls

by Tony C. Adolescence is a time when a lot of physical and psychological changes take place. Although most youths cope with this stage successfully, some tend to develop mental health disorders which make them question their body image. Body … Continue reading

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What is ‘IDEAL’ anyways? Females in sport held to a high standard, by themselves and others.

by Brittney P. Female athletes face scrutiny for being ‘in shape’ and the ‘perfect weight’, while playing sports, especially aesthetically pleasing sports like dance, gymnastics or swimming for example (Kantanista et al., 2018). Elite athletes are harsher on themselves and … Continue reading

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I know I run like a girl, should I not be proud of it? Girls’ Participation and Dropout rates in Sport

By Cailie M. Throughout my entire childhood, period of adolescence and now as I enter my fourth year of university, I have always been an avid participant in sport and recreation. As I ran, jumped and played my way through … Continue reading

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Issues with Gender in Sport

By Cam B. For the purpose of this blog assignment, I have chosen to talk about whether or not social norms have an impact on the different genders in the sport of hockey. The observations I have made relate heavily … Continue reading

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Female Youth Participation in Recreation, Sport, and Leisure Activities

By Kirstin D Girls are less likely to participate in sport/recreation/leisure (SRL) activities than boys. Why are girls not participating and how is it affecting their development? Throughout history females have been pushing to have equal opportunities in SRL as … Continue reading

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Getting Youth Involved In Sport and Recreation

by Danielle H. In today’s society, it is not uncommon to see girls play hockey, or to see boys participate in dance. However, that hasn’t always been the case. In earlier cultures, sport and recreation have been seen as more … Continue reading

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Developing Youth around the World through Recreation and Sport

by Erika E. Throughout all cultures we see a difference within all aspects of life, but when it comes to youth there are some extremes and some rare similarities. When specifically looking at recreation and sport, there are some cultures … Continue reading

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