Gender differences in careers and publications within the sport management academy

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Sailofsky, D., Orr, M. and Darvin, L. 2023. Gender differences in careers and publications within the sport management academy. Sport Management Education Journal. 17 (1), pp. 52-62. https://doi.org/10.1123/smej.2022-0004
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TitleGender differences in careers and publications within the sport management academy
AuthorsSailofsky, D., Orr, M. and Darvin, L.
Abstract

Sport management programs are essential pathways by which aspiring professionals in the sport industry achieve their university education. While a substantial segment of sport management scholarship has focused on driving for higher rates of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sport industry, less attention has been paid to the sport management academy. In this study, we examine the gender representation of full-time faculty positions, publications, and research methodologies in sport management. Our results show that men are employed in higher numbers overall. In the 329 sport management programs studied, the percentage of women employed at each level are as follows: assistant professor (46.8%), associate professor (39.5%), and full professor (37%), suggesting a drop-off aligned with the concept of career derailment, or a time-lag in reaching equity in the discipline. Women are also less published within top sport management journals (Journal of Sport Management, European Sport Management Quarterly, and Sport Management Review). Implications of these findings are discussed as well as future research directions.

Keywordsjobs; career advancement; inequalities; journals; quantitative research
Sustainable Development Goals5 Gender equality
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHuman Kinetics
JournalSport Management Education Journal
ISSN1938-6974
Electronic2163-2367
Publication dates
Online21 Dec 2022
PrintApr 2023
Publication process dates
Deposited13 Dec 2022
Accepted27 Sep 2022
Output statusPublished
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Copyright Statement

Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Sport Management Education Journal, 2023, 17(1), 52-62, https://doi.org/10.1123/smej.2022-0004 © Human Kinetics, Inc.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1123/smej.2022-0004
Web of Science identifierWOS:000927741900001
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