Gender equality in sports discourses in the United States and Taiwan is examined in this comparative case study. The research investigates how social constructions of gender affect sports discourse in both countries. Also explored were the various debates about gender equality in sports have evolved and how these debates have influenced the public’s perception of women’s sports. Furthermore, the study looks into the policies put in place to guarantee gender equality in athletics and the success of those policies. The research also investigates the factors that may encourage Taiwanese women to participate in athletics. The results show that women’s sports participation was favorably influenced by their internal locus of control, socialization agents, and sport socialization situation. Furthermore, predictors of coaches’ and athletes’ views toward sexual minority athletes are being studied. The results show that among male coaches and female athletes, good experiences with sexual minorities were related to a more positive outlook toward homosexual and lesbian athletes. This research aims to understand how cultural norms affect the discourse of gender equality in sports and to give potential solutions for future advancement.
Student, Ph.D. Candidate, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Comparative Gender Sports Equality