Gender typing of sports: an investigation of Metheny's classification.

  title={Gender typing of sports: an investigation of Metheny's classification.},
  author={Brenda A Riemer and Michelle E Visio},
  journal={Research quarterly for exercise and sport},
  volume={74 2},
The purpose of this study was to investigate if children perceived certain sports to be masculine, feminine, or neutral. Students attending a University Laboratory school (grades K-12) were asked to fill out a survey about sports during a class period, Children in grades K-6 were given a sport (such as baseball) and asked if a boy named David would play it, if a girl named Jane would play it, or if both David and Jane would play the sport. Students in grades 7-12 were asked to name their… CONTINUE READING

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