Alis volat propriis: pathways, challenges and strategies for Australian women in elite-level sport leadership

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Sundstrom, Lenora J (2012) Alis volat propriis: pathways, challenges and strategies for Australian women in elite-level sport leadership. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

Despite increased female participation in sport, there remains an under-representation of women in sport leadership positions, particularly at the elite level (e.g., Acosta & Carpenter, 2010; Cameron, 1996; Hartmann-Tews & Pfister, 2003; McKay, 1997; Robertson, 2010). Researchers have identified barriers that have inhibited women’s progression to elite-level roles. Little is known, however, about the pathways or experiences of women who do advance to elite-level positions. The primary aim of this dissertation research was to explore how women overcome societal, organisational, familial, and personal barriers to obtain employment as elite-level coaches, officials (referees, umpires), and administrators (managers, directors, executives).

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/19419
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Current > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Current > FOR Classification > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Keywords females, participation in sports, professional athletes, Australia, basketball, soccer, swimming, pathways, family, COAs, coaches, officials, administrators, leadership, society
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