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Diversity programs: influencing female students to sport management?

Mark E. Moore (Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sport Science, St Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA)
Bonnie L. Parkhouse (School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA)
Alison M. Konrad (Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada)

Women in Management Review

ISSN: 0964-9425

Article publication date: 1 September 2004



The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of diversity programs on female student representation within sport management preparation programs. A questionnaire was sent to 172 undergraduate and graduate sport management preparation programs at the North American Society for Sport Management member institutions and 72 completed surveys were returned. These data were used to test a confirmatory path model at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Results show that diversity programs continue to be developed, and that diversity program leads to increase female student representation within undergraduate and graduate sport management preparation programs. Based on the findings of this study, student diversity programs are assisting to eradicate barriers for women in the sport management profession.



Moore, M.E., Parkhouse, B.L. and Konrad, A.M. (2004), "Diversity programs: influencing female students to sport management?", Women in Management Review, Vol. 19 No. 6, pp. 304-316.



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