Female coaches in strength and conditioning: Why so few?

O'Malley, Lynne Marie and Greenwood, Sallie (2018) Female coaches in strength and conditioning: Why so few? Strength & Conditioning Journal, 40 (6). pp. 40-48. ISSN 1533-4295

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A substantial issue in sporting professions today, including elite strength and conditioning, is sex imbalance. Attitudes towards women’s roles are complex and institutionally entrenched, contributing to barriers to women’s success. Although real issues still exist for today’s elite female strength coaches, murmurings of change are audible. Further research on why sex imbalance in strength and conditioning matters as well as the creation of a culture where women feel included and wanted is part of the solution. This article will focus on women in strength and conditioning, and situates it within a broader social context.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:Female coaches, strength, conditioning, sex imbalance
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Health & Social Practice
ID Code:6468
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Deposited On:14 Dec 2018 00:21
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