Paddling Together

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Material Information

Title:
Paddling Together Women's Team Sport Experiences and Relationships
Physical Description:
1 online resource (244 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Bell, Heather L
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Health and Human Performance, Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management
Committee Chair:
GIBSON,HEATHER JULIE
Committee Co-Chair:
STEPCHENKOVA,SVETLANA O
Committee Members:
SAGAS,MICHAEL
KOROPECKYJ-COX,TATYANA M

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
benefits -- cancer -- canoeing -- cohesion -- mixed-sex -- support -- survivor -- watersport
Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Health and Human Performance thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This dissertation used three studies to explore the experiences of women who participate in team paddling, and their teammate relationships. The first study consisted of interviews of eleven women participating on all-female voyageur canoe teams in the Yukon River Quest wilderness canoe race. Data were collected on-site in face to face interviews, as well as via the internet. Seven themes were identified from the data: Motivation, Team context, Breast cancer, Activism, Cohesion, Social Support, and Benefits.Several of these themes inspired the quantitative inquiry in studies two and three. The second and third studies were based on data from an online questionnaire distributed to women over 18 who participated in dragon boat paddling, in the US, and Puerto Rico in 2012. The questionnaire was attempted by 660 women,with 583 complete, useable questionnaires available for analysis. Factor analyses were conducted on two of the main scales to determine their underlying structure, and then ANOVA procedures were employed to determine whether differences existed in between groups based on gender context, breast cancer status and composition of team.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Heather L Bell.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: GIBSON,HEATHER JULIE.
Local:
Co-adviser: STEPCHENKOVA,SVETLANA O.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2014-11-30

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0045380:00001