An attitudinal study of gender equity perceptions from athletic administrators and coaches in the Mid-American Conference

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dc.contributor.advisor Popovich, Mark N. en_US McKay, Brian J. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-usc-- en_US 2011-06-03T19:40:18Z 2011-06-03T19:40:18Z 2004 en_US 2004
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2004 .M437 en_US
dc.description.abstract Within the past three years, men's track and field teams were being eliminated in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). Gender equity legislation, namely Title IX, was being blamed for those cuts. By probing the beliefs and opinions of coaches and administrators, a more accurate representation of gender equity could be drawn. The focus of this study was to gain a greater understanding of how gender equity is perceived by Mid-American Conference (MAC) athletic administrators and coaches.Q-methodology was chosen as the most relevant method to achieve the desired outcome. This method would take the subjective opinions and beliefs of the subjects and transform them into numbers that could be analyzed. The resulting information would create factors, or groups,which would help draw some conclusions on the true impact of gender equity legislation in the MAC.The subjects of this study provided two distinct factors labeled: "Title IX Defenders" and "Title IX Amenders." Title IX Defenders felt adamant that Title IX should not be altered. They primarily wanted to protect the integrity of the legislation. Title IX Amenders felt that Title IX should be altered to prevent further damage to men's non-revenue athletes, while continuing to protect female athletes.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Journalism
dc.format.extent ii, 76 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sex discrimination in sports. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coaches (Athletics) -- Middle West -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Athletic directors -- Middle West -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.other United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX. en_US
dc.title An attitudinal study of gender equity perceptions from athletic administrators and coaches in the Mid-American Conference en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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