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January 14, 2020 at 10:16 am

Tadlock Research on Attitudes about Transgender Athletes Featured in SciTech Daily

Barry Tadlock, portrait

Dr. Barry Tadlock

Dr. Barry Tadlock, Professor of Political Science at Ohio University, was part of a research team featured in a story in SciTech Daily headlined “Research Reveals Public Attitudes About Transgender Athletes.”

As several states draft legislation that would force student-athletes to play as their gender identified on their birth certificate instead of on a team that matches their gender identity, a team of political scientists investigated underlying factors that drive public opinion on transgender athletes.

The new study shows while women in general are more supportive than men of transgender athletes participating in sports by gender identity instead of biological sex, women who are sports fans are more likely to oppose it, holding views that resemble male sports fans.

Research contributors include Taylor; Dr. Andrew Flores, assistant professor in the Department of Government at American University and lead author of the study; Dr. Donald Haider-Markel, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Kansas; Dr. Daniel Lewis, associate professor of political science at Siena College; Dr. Patrick Miller, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Kansas; and Dr. Barry Tadlock, professor of political science at Ohio University.

Read more at SciTech Daily.

The journal article, Public Attitudes about Transgender Participation in Sports: The Roles of Gender, Gender Identity Conformity, and Sports Fandom, was published in Sex Roles.

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