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Sex-role prescriptions and attitudes of physical educators

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The perception of sex-role prescriptions and attitudes of physical educators seem to be related. The results suggest that sensitivity to the changing role of women in society and to the constraints of traditional sex-role definitions should be considered for their potential impact on female students. While this study has focused on attitudes toward females, future analyses of teaching behaviors, classroom situation construction, and curricular objectives in relation to the sex-role prescriptions of our society could provide the basis for maximizing the development of the physical potential of both females and males.

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Correspondence to Mary J. Hoferek.

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Appreciation is expressed to Dr. Muriel R. Sloan and Dr. Jane Allyn Piliavin for their many contributions to this study. This research was submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Ph.D. degree at the University of Wisconsin — Madison.

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Hoferek, M.J. Sex-role prescriptions and attitudes of physical educators. Sex Roles 8, 83–98 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00287676

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  • Social Psychology
  • Female Student
  • Physical Educator
  • Future Analysis
  • Classroom Situation