Masculine, feminine and neutral sportsExtracurricular sport modalities in practice

  1. Myriam Alvariñas Villaverde 1
  2. Cristina López Villar 2
  3. María Ángeles Fernández Villarino 1
  4. Ramón Álvarez Esteban 3
  1. 1 Universidade de Vigo

    Universidade de Vigo

    Vigo, España


  2. 2 Universidade da Coruña

    Universidade da Coruña

    La Coruña, España


  3. 3 Universidad de León

    Universidad de León

    León, España


Journal of Human Sport and Exercise: JHSE

ISSN: 1988-5202

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: 12

Issue: 4

Pages: 1278-1288

Type: Article

DOI: 10.14198/JHSE.2017.124.14 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openRUA editor

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The present work constitutes a novel approach to extracurricular sport modalities. The aim was to analyze the participation model and to determine the relevance of sex in this context. Data from 616 students, aged 15 to 17, were collected. The questionnaire on sport lifestyle from a gender perspective (Alvariñas-Villaverde et al., 2009) was used for assessment. The results showed that sport choice corresponds to sports traditionally associated with men or women. Nevertheless, these coexist with other neutral sports. Girls’ practice was more diverse, while boys’ profile was more resistant to changing classic patterns. Specific strategies are needed to make boys become more interested in typically female activities.

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