Title

Exploring Strategies to Improve Gender Equity in a Masculinized Field of Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-19-2019

Publication Title

Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education

Volume

26

First page number:

1

Last page number:

9

Abstract

Female student representation in PGA golf management academic programs has consistently hovered below 5%. The reasons for this low representation are unclear, although the masculine nature of the golf industry has been well documented and may be contributing factor. Through the use of focus groups with faculty directors of PGA golf management academic programs and PGA industry professionals, this study sought to identify barriers and facilitators women face when enrolled in PGA golf management programs. Findings point to changes in policies and practices that could contribute to an improved rate of persistence for women in these unique academic programs.

Keywords

Golf education; Gender; Marginalization; Access; Persistence

Disciplines

Business | Hospitality Administration and Management

Language

English

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