Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

USF's Coverage of Women's Athletics: A Census of the USF Athletics Home Web Page
by LeBeau, Laura A., M.A., University of South Florida, 2011, 55; 1502063
Abstract (Summary)

This study examines the coverage of women's athletics at USF provided through photographic representations on the university's Athletics Internet home web page during the 2009–2010 academic year. Findings revealed that, consistent with recent research on coverage of female athletes and women's athletics on university web pages, women, compared to men, were underrepresented in the majority of the five areas of the home page analyzed. Studies such as this can be beneficial because, if gender coverage inequities are brought to the attention of university administrators and Athletics personnel, actions could be take to reduce the inequities, thereby setting the tone for how we see and think about female athletes.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Watson, Roxanne
Commitee: Golombisky, Kim, Killebrew, Kenneth
School: University of South Florida
Department: Mass Communications
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Web Studies, Mass communications, Gender studies
Keywords: Gender, Intercollegiate, Publicity, Sports, Title IX
Publication Number: 1502063
ISBN: 978-1-267-01250-0
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