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dc.creatorMonge Rojas, Rafael
dc.creatorFuster Barahona, Delia Tamara
dc.creatorGarita Arce, Carlos
dc.creatorSánchez López, Marta
dc.creatorColon Ramos, Uriyoán
dc.creatorSmith Castro, Vanessa
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-20T17:37:32Z
dc.date.available2018-08-20T17:37:32Z
dc.date.issued2017-02
dc.identifier.citationhttps://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/10.1123/jpah.2016-0322es_ES
dc.identifier.issn1543-3080
dc.identifier.issn1543-5474
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/75422
dc.description.abstractBackground: In Latin America, more than 80% of adolescent girls are physically inactive. Inactivity may be reinforced by female stereotypes and objectification in the Latin American sociocultural context. Methods: We examined the influence of objectification on the adoption of an active lifestyle among 192 adolescents (14 and 17 years old) from urban and rural areas in Costa Rica. Analyses of 48 focus-groups sessions were grounded in Objectification Theory. Results: Vigorous exercises were gender-typed as masculine while girls had to maintain an aesthetic appearance at all times. Adolescents described how girls were anxious around the prospect of being shamed and sexually objectified during exercises. This contributed to a decrease in girls’ desire to engage in physical activities. Among males, there is also a budding tolerance of female participation in vigorous sports, as long as girls maintained a feminine stereotype outside their participation. Conclusion: Self-objectification influenced Costa Rican adolescent girls’ decisions to participate in physical activities. Interventions may include: procuring safe environments for physical activity where girls are protected from fear of ridicule and objectification; sensitizing boys about girl objectification and fostering the adoption of a modern positive masculine and female identities to encourage girls’ participation in sports.es_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
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dc.sourceJournal of Physical Activity and Health, vol14(2), pp.123 -129es_ES
dc.subjectLatin Americaes_ES
dc.subjectFemale identityes_ES
dc.subjectMachismoes_ES
dc.subjectSexual harassmentes_ES
dc.subject796.728 6 Deportes y juegos atléticos y al aire librees_ES
dc.subject150 Psicologíaes_ES
dc.titleHow Self-Objectification Impacts Physical Activity Among Adolescent Girls in Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.date.updated2018-08-17T04:50:07Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1123/jpah.2016-0322
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias Sociales::Instituto de Investigaciones Psicológicas (IIP)es_ES


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