The role of ‘lad culture’ in University sports teams and its impact on the attitudes and behaviours of male undergraduate students.

Hardiman, L. (2015) The role of ‘lad culture’ in University sports teams and its impact on the attitudes and behaviours of male undergraduate students. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The study aimed to understand the role of ‘Lad Culture’ in university sports teams and to investigate its impact on the attitudes and behaviours of male undergraduate students. Interviews were conducted with 11 current male undergraduate students at one British university. Interviews were then analysed and a cluster analysis was used to draw out the main themes. The main findings of the study reveal that ‘Lad Culture’ within university sports teams can be seen as having a significant impact on the creation of masculinities of male students and negatively affecting the attitudes and behaviours of males in sports teams. More needs to be done by HEI’s to combat the emergence of ‘Lad Culture’ in university sports teams before the issue becomes too severe for any change to happen.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sport Coaching
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 09:57
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 09:57
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1566

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