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Facilitators and Constraints in the Participation of Women in Golf

Tourists’ Perceptions and Assessments

ISBN: 978-1-78350-618-7

ISSN: 1871-3173

Publication date: 4 August 2014

Abstract

This study aims analyzing facilitators/constraints Portuguese women golfers face. The research presents 33 intrapersonal, interpersonal, and structural factors, being supported by a theoretical sampling and data triangulation. The 39 interviews were interpreted by content analysis. Results suggest all participants perceive factors that moderate their participation and highlight dissimilar perceptions by professional and amateur players. Contributions address a manifest heterogeneity: social values prevail even when women are encouraged to join leisure activities. Study limitations derive from the geographical scope restricted to Portugal, yet raising awareness to gender in golf. Stakeholders acknowledge women’s low participation; however, this study appears to be the first paper about the subject.

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Reis, H. and Correia, A. (2014), "Facilitators and Constraints in the Participation of Women in Golf", Tourists’ Perceptions and Assessments (Advances in Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 137-146. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1871-317320140000008008

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