College women athletes' knowledge and perceptions of Title IX
If athletes are to be the instrument for obtaining greater equality in sports, especially by legal recourse, then obviously they must be knowledgeable about Title IX. Historically, confusion has existed regarding the various facets of Title IX. Today, such a lack of understanding of Title IX may limit the possibility of pressing for legal action that would result in greater equity in sport. It seems imperative, therefore, that the people most effected by Title IX should be the most knowledgeable about it. The purpose of this study was to: (1) determine athlete's [sic] knowledge about Title IX; (2) assess athletes' perceptions of Iowa State's compliance with Title IX; (3) determine if athletes [sic] knowledge and perceptions of Title IX varied by academic standing, gender of head coach, college athletic honors, team affiliation, age, year of eligibility, residency and academic honors; (4) compare athletes' knowledge of Title IX with how they rated their athletic program across all areas of Title IX.