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Vi tar det lite lugnt idag grabbar vi har ju faktiskt en tjej med oss: En undersökning av kvinnliga fotbollsdomare i Sverige
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
We will take it easy today guys, we have a girl with us : A research of women soccer referees in Sweden (English)
Abstract [en]

This written report examines how women experience psychological stress in their work as a referee. This study aims to contribute to the research field with a focus on women soccer referees in Sweden The study's secondary aim is to describe the mental stress that referees can experience the time before the season starts, during the season, and off the field situations. Psychological demands for soccer referees are increasing because of the increasing media coverage and the possibilities for the audience to see replays of the decisions and the referee needs to adapt with that. More qualitative methods in research of referees and their career need to be written. . Research of women soccer referees are limited these days. A qualitative method of semi-structured interviews was used on seven women soccer referees with an age range from 19-32 years old. In this study it will be discussed how Swedish women referee experiences to ref men's soccer games. Furthermore it gives knowledge about how women referees can cope with pressure from external factors. An important conclusion that can be drawn from this study is that referees need support from colleagues, coaches and friends to cope with the psychological stress that comes from players and coaches on the soccer field.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
psychological stress, women and soccer, soccer referee, sexism in sport
Keywords [sv]
psykisk stress, kvinnor och fotboll, fotbollsdomare, sexism i sport
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Social Sciences Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152684OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-152684DiVA, id: diva2:1256751
Subject / course
Idrottspedagogik
Educational program
Study Programme for Sport Sciences
Available from: 2018-10-18 Created: 2018-10-18 Last updated: 2018-10-18Bibliographically approved

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