Date of Award

8-15-2000

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Program

Sports and Athletics Administration

Department

School of Graduate Studies

First Advisor

Richard A. Young

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the decreased numbers of female coaches at the high school and collegiate levels on females participating in athletics. To research this subject matter, a survey was conducted. This survey was administered to 40 female athletes at the high school level that were attending a summer girl's basketball camp in the state of North Carolina. With the range of age between 13 and 17, it was felt that the best possible overall spectrum of information for school-age female athletes would be discovered. While researching past studies, reading past and recent literature, viewing various documentaries, and by calculating the answers given in the survey that was administered, it was found by this study that high school age girls do not seemingly have any negative feelings or changes from the declining number of female coaches in athletics.

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