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dc.contributor.authorRainer, Karen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-30T01:00:49Z
dc.date.available2016-08-30T01:00:49Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11803/433
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores gender identity development in female athletes in an attempt to highlight the corresponding challenges and benefits female athletes may experience. Autobiographical narrative is the framework for this study, as my own experiences highlight many of the issues of concern in current research. Three major themes emerged. First, in relation to physical appearance, the study emphasizes and provides information on the need to foster lifestyles that encourage healthy attitudes. Second, in regards to developing values, the power and influence of those involved with the female athletes is explored. Lastly, in connection to performing femininity, problems are located in dominant cultural narratives as they relate to gender identity development. Implications for counseling, especially narrative therapy practice are explored.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectGender identityen_US
dc.subjectFemale athletesen_US
dc.subjectAutoethnographyen_US
dc.titleGender Identity Development in Female Athletes: Challenges and Benefitsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorCity University of Seattleen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVancouver, BCen_US
cityu.site.countryCanadaen_US


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