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Qualitative evaluation of gender equity in Pittsburgh ultimate

Callahan, Melanie (2018) Qualitative evaluation of gender equity in Pittsburgh ultimate. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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The leadership of Pittsburgh Ultimate, a non-profit organization overseeing ultimate frisbee in Pittsburgh, believes that expanding the interest in ultimate frisbee and the availability of the sport to women will result in an improvement in their personal fitness and personal enjoyment of sports. The intent of this study is to explore the perceptions of gender equity and gender roles in the sport of ultimate frisbee at it impacts members within Pittsburgh Ultimate through focus groups with community members. Pittsburgh Ultimate has not periodically collected or analyzed data from the community about their perception of gender equity, therefore the findings from the qualitative evaluation will serve as a foundation for more effective programming that addresses gender equity needs specific to Pittsburgh Ultimate. The study intends to explore the positive benefit of exercise and athletic participation for women and contribute to public health knowledge of the barriers to female participation in sports, specific to the Pittsburgh Ultimate Community.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Callahan, Melaniemec166@pitt.edumec166
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairElias, Thistleelias@pitt.edueliasUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberGoodkind, Sarasag51@pitt.edusag51UNSPECIFIED
Date: 27 April 2018
Date Type: Submission
Number of Pages: 50
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 19:57
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 19:57


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