The influence of gender segregation and teamsport experience on occupational discrimination in sport-based employment

  title={The influence of gender segregation and teamsport experience on occupational discrimination in sport-based employment},
  author={Lauren J. Joseph and Eric Anderson},
  journal={Journal of Gender Studies},
  pages={586 - 598}
Abstract This research uses 30 interviews with sport-based employers in the United Kingdom to examine how men’s teamsport participation reproduces men’s advantage in sport-related occupations during hiring for sport employment positions. Not only does formalized gender segregation in sport provide men with vital social networks less attainable to women, but teamsport competition experience, through gendered notions of what counts as ‘teamwork’, being a ‘team player’, and ‘leadership qualities… 
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