This study is part of a larger project that examined the significance of the gender system working within and through an outdoor adventure education program for adolescents. Although the categories female and male were used to describe the claimed and ascribed identities of the participants, the study was designed to explore the implications of the gender system with reference to agency and empowerment for adolescent girls, not to differentiate between "essential" female and male experiences. The data was not analyzed to make statistical inferences about girls and boys as homogeneous groups. It was viewed in terms of how different ranges of gender behavior among the participants influenced the working of the groups within the program, and how this influenced the experience for different individuals, The intent of the present analysis is to focus on one aspect of significance found within the larger study: the nature and purpose of gender stereotyping.
Pinch, Katherine J.
"If the Dress Fits, Wear It.: Uncovering Meaning in Gender Stereotyping in an Australian Outdoor Education Program,"
Research in Outdoor Education: Vol. 6, Article 13.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/reseoutded/vol6/iss1/13