Gender Studies in Spanish Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Journals (2006-2015)

Laura Buchón

Pere Molina

Alejandro Martínez-Baena

*Corresponding author: Pere Molina

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Buchón, L., Molina, P., & Martínez-Baena, A. (2017). Gender Studies in Spanish Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Journals (2006-2015). Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 130, 7-17.



This paper examines the presence of gender studies published in the last ten years (2006-2015) in 15 Spanish physical exercise and sports science (PESS) journals indexed on the Web of Science, Scopus or with the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) quality seal. It is a review study which uses a quantitative approach. The results show that 56 of the 3482 articles published in the ten years analysed are gender studies. This figure accounts for 1.61% of the total number of articles published in these journals. More than half of the articles are quantitative empirical studies, almost a quarter are theoretical or historical studies or essays and just over one tenth are qualitative empirical studies. A large part of the gender studies refer to social and cultural (26.79%), psychological (25%) and physical education (28.57%) aspects. A smaller proportion are about body image and gender stereotypes (10.71%), media and film (10.71%), history (8.93%), biological and physical condition aspects (8.93%) and diversity (3.64%).

Keywords: Gender Studies, Physical Exercise, Scientific Journals, Sport.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: July 28, 2016

Accepted: February 22, 2017

Published: October 01, 2017