The Missing Gender: Examining the Barriers to Women’s Participation in Sports in India

Das, Debashree, Kumar, Patanjal, Dixit, Aasheesh and -, Vivek (2023) The Missing Gender: Examining the Barriers to Women’s Participation in Sports in India. Business Perspectives and Research. ISSN 2278-5337 (In Press)

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The advent of modernity has changed the sports landscape of the world, wherein all barriers, especially gender discrimination, have been broken, with men and women competing shoulder to shoulder in the sports arena. However, the sports landscape in India is completely different, as all the major sports activities are dominated by men. The aim of this study is to classify and rank the barriers that deter women’s participation in sports in India. For achieving this objective, a multi-criteria decision-making technique of Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM) and MICMAC analysis has been used for relative ranking and classification of barriers that lead to gender discrimination in sports in India.
The study encapsulates significant barriers that hinder women from actively participating in sports in India. The findings of our study suggest that economic barriers, lack of sporting infrastructure and culture, lack of potential career opportunities, knowledge barriers, and socio-cultural barriers are vital reasons that have implications for limiting women’s participation in sports and society alike. From a policy perspective, the proposed model will help identify the key barriers that ought to be addressed to bridge the gap between men and women in the sports sector in India

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Gender Discrimination | ISM | MICMAC | Multi-Criteria | Sports | Women Participation
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 01 May 2023 10:25
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2023 10:53
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