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The significance of sport participation for teenage girls' self-image: A longitudinal study
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Social Change, Learning and Social Relations (SLSR). (pedagogik)
2009 (English)In: Acta universitatis carolinae - Kinanthropologica, ISSN 1212-1428, Vol. 45, no 1, p. 131-142Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a longitudinal study of sports girls, at the ages of 12, 14 and 19. The aim of this paper is to investigate what engagement in sport during teenage meant for the girls’ conception of their own selves, how sports involvement influenced their self-image and how they handled the dual experience of having a female and a sports body. The girls received feedback confirming their identity as sports girls through their performances and significant others. This resulted in a disciplined body and preparedness to train hard. Looks and physique became important for their self-image when they successively became aware of and negotiated the significance of their gendered bodies. After leaving the club they chose activities considered more feminine. In this way they could maintain their identity as sports girls and at the same time abide by the heterosexual norms. The physically controlled body was a fundamental part in the process of constructing and reconstructing a coherent self.

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Prague: Karolinum Press , 2009. Vol. 45, no 1, p. 131-142
Keywords [en]
Gendered body, Self-image, Sports girls, Teenage girls
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-5235OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-5235DiVA, id: diva2:331734
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Abstrakt finns också på tjeckiska

Available from: 2010-09-02 Created: 2010-07-25 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved

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