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dc.contributor.advisorGriffin-Codd, Patrice E
dc.creatorGriffin-Codd, Patrice Eileen
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-03T17:15:53Z
dc.date.available2019-12-03T17:15:53Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2376/16817
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.), Nursing, Washington State University
dc.description.abstractEXPERIENCES OF FEMALE ATHLETES ENGAGED IN HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITIVE SPORTS Abstract by Patrice E. Griffin-Codd, Ph.D. Washington State University July 2019 Chair: Billie Marie Severtsen Ever since Title IX of the Educational Amendments was passed in 1972, female athletes have had greater opportunities to compete in sports and obtain the same scholarships or other funding as male athletes. Since then, however, the percentage of high school females participating in sports programs has remained around 50%, according to statistics from the years 2004- 2015. There is some evidence that sports participation by high school female athletes may continue to decline. This is a significant problem because research suggests that adolescents who do not participate in sports during high school remain inactive in adulthood. With increasing obesity levels seen in children and adults, it is imperative that we understand why young high school females do not engage in sports programs. The purpose of this study was to understand the experiences of high school girls who are participating in competitive sports during one season. The specific aim was to describe and interpret the lived experiences of girls who participate in one season of the high school competitive sport of cross-country running. A Heideggerian Hermeneutic approach was used to interpret meaning in the experiences of these competitive athletes in order to develop a better
dc.description.sponsorshipWashington State University, Nursing
dc.languageEnglish
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dc.subjectNursing
dc.titleExperiences of Female Athletes Engaged in High School Competitive Sports
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation


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