Stereotypes In Sports

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The article “Stereotype threat affects the learning of sport motor skills”, by Caroline Heidrich and Suzete Chiviacowsky, the authors conducted a study to discover if women in sports are affected in any way by stereotypes. They divided 24 women into two groups. They told one group to do activities that women normally perform worse than men, and told the other group to do activities that women normally can perform similarly to men. Even when receiving the same opportunities for practice participants in the first group showed a significant lower motor performance and learning, as well as lower self-efficacy levels, than the second group of women. The findings provide evidence that the learning of sport skills can be affected by stereotypical

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