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Gymnastiktjejer och Ishockeybrudar: En studie om genus och normer i två idrottsföreningar
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gymnastic girls and Ice-hockey girls : a study on the existing gender and norms in two sports organisations (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to examine which norms are applicable and how they are reproduced in two sports organisations. More specifically the aim was to find out how the leaders worked with gender roles and what message the organisations give out to young people. And at the same time, find out if there are similarities and differences between two different organisations, regarding norms and gender roles.  The study was based on observations and interviews. The observations were made during and after training in an ice hockey team and two gymnastic teams for girls nine to thirteen years old. The interviews were conducted with seven leaders and one senior ice-hockey player. The results have been presented and analyzed based on four key theoretical points, gender theory, gender stereotypes, the other sex, and deviate from the norm. The results showed the presence of existing gender norms and values. And both similarities and differences between the organisations. The leaders and the organisation's work with gender roles have also been presented as a part of the result. The results also show that the leaders and the organisations aren’t working with gender roles in sport.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
observation, sports culture, gender, children’s sports, girls
Keyword [sv]
observation, idrottskultur, genus, barnidrott, flickor
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23829OAI: diva2:601246
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-30 Created: 2013-01-28 Last updated: 2013-01-30Bibliographically approved

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