Social inclusion of transgender people in intercollegiate sports — a scoping review

Liliana Mendes*, Elsa Gabriel Morgado, Levi Leonido

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Abstract

Transgender individuals face discrimination and exclusion in various areas of society, including sports. Notably, intercollegiate athletics suffer criticism for their lack of inclusivity towards transgender athletes. Despite the increasing visibility of transgender individuals and ongoing efforts towards greater inclusivity, there is a significant lack of research on their social integration within college sports. This scoping review aimed to explore the then-current state of research on the social integration of transgender individuals in intercollegiate athletics, identify gaps in the literature, and suggest areas for further investigation. The study examined articles published between 2013 and 2023, using databases such as PubMed, ERIC, and EBSCO Essentials, as well as relevant citations from selected articles. The inclusion criteria for articles were their focus on the social integration of transgender individuals in sports events, publication in English, and relevance to the research question. A standardized technique based on the PRISMA flow diagram 2020 was used to locate, assess, and extract information from eligible research. The results of the study are expected to inform policy and strategy in transgender participation in college sports and promote greater inclusivity for transgender individuals in sports institutions and groups.

Original languageEnglish
Article number335
Number of pages15
JournalSocial Sciences
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2023

Keywords

  • Cultural identity
  • Education
  • Gender equality
  • Social inclusion
  • Social inequalities
  • Transgender

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