Coaches’ Views of Risk, Pain, and Injury in Sport, with Special Reference to Gender Differences

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Howard L. Nixon II Appalachian State University

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The main purpose of this paper is to consider the extent to which college coaches subscribe to a set of beliefs in the culture of sport concerning risk, pain, and injury. These beliefs were derived from a prior content analysis of Sports Illustrated. A secondary purpose of this paper is to consider whether gender makes a difference in how coaches think about risk, pain, and injury. The data are from a survey of coaches at a medium-size (11,500-student) comprehensive university in the southeastern United States. The results showed ambivalence among coaches in their views of risk, pain, and injury, which suggested the existence of a risk–pain–injury paradox.

Howard L. Nixon, II, is with Appalachian State University, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Boone, NC 28608.

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