Women in Male-Dominated Motorsports: Perceptions and Willingness to Compete

By Cecilia Ann Brantley.

Published by Journal of Sporting Cultures and Identities

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This quantitative study added knowledge to the sociology of sport by assessing only women in real-life extreme motorsports (n = 162), age 18 to 75 and older, who were also change agents labeled as risk-takers. Subjects completed a survey questionnaire (SMS, RLSS, ROSA, PI’s Likert Scales) and open-ended questions. Descriptive analysis and a Sample T-Test (one-tailed) reported significant results. Two alternative hypotheses were accepted: First, women perceived they have the ability to transfer positive and assertive motivation, behavior, and attitude leadership skills to youth in motorsports. Second, women believe their involvement in male-dominated sports influences youths’ decisions to participate in the same sport. Implications and applications are discussed. Future research is suggested.

Keywords: Identities, Women and Youth Risk-Taking, Extreme Motorsports

Journal of Sporting Cultures and Identities, Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.13-37. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 2, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 828.328KB)).

Dr. Cecilia Ann Brantley

President, Health-Wellness Education/Business, BodyParts Fitness, Ltd., Chicago, IL, USA