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Donald Getz and Aaron McConnell

This article seeks to advance theory pertaining to serious sport tourism, through the application of serious leisure and ego-involvement theory and the analysis of a survey of participants in the TransRockies Challenge mountain-bike event. Participants were questioned postevent about their motives, involvement in their sport, event-related travel, and destination and event preferences. Analysis revealed that most respondents were highly involved in competitive mountain biking, and were primarily motivated by self development through meeting a challenge. Many respondents also participated in a portfolio of other competitive sport events that provided similar personal rewards. Results suggest that many serious sport tourists develop travel careers centered on competitive events. A hypothetical framework for assessing six dimensions of event travel career trajectories is developed, leading to consideration of practical management implications and research needs.

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Nicole M. LaVoi, Jennifer E. McGarry, and Leslee A. Fisher

—gendered systems influence women’s career trajectories and choices of women. Two of the articles addressed career pathways into and through women’s NCAA Division-I basketball. In Wasend and LaVoi’s article ( 2019 ), the power of same- versus cross-sex role models, a possible interpersonal-level support in the

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Nancy I. Williams and Alan L. Smith

main workshop was preceded by two preworkshops focused on “Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention, and Career Trajectories” and “Facilitating and Highlighting Faculty and Student Research in Kinesiology.” Over 200 academic leaders from 86 institutions participated in these leadership gatherings. The

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Jeffrey D. MacCharles and E. Nicole Melton

those with whom their lives are linked, shape the career trajectories of gay men in sport? RQ2: What were the “turning points” that altered the participants’ perspectives and their career trajectories in the sport industry? RQ3: How did the participants navigate the perceived paradox between their

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Jessica L. Kutz, Melissa Bopp, and Lori A. Gravish Hurtack

examine issues related to their students’ success within their undergraduate programs and career trajectories. For today’s kinesiology student, there are issues associated with finances, fulfillment of academic or clinical prerequisites, preparation for certifications and career trajectories, and other

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Thomas J. Aicher, Richard J. Buning, and Brianna L. Newland

durable benefits (e.g., self-esteem, self-expression, health, social interaction). As Robinson, Patterson, and Axelsen ( 2014 ) described, immersion into the running social worlds accelerates career trajectory, which coincides with participation in events. The social worlds framework has often been

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Ryan Adams

broader migratory motivations and patterns, it is not clear how he engages with theoretical debate or conceptual frameworks located in the field of migration studies. An element that strengthens Curran’s study though is his player-centred analyses of players’ career trajectories: firstly, on their initial

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Cassandra Iannucci and Kevin Andrew Richards

) used the terms risk factors or protective factors to describe factors affecting teachers’ career trajectories. Risk factors may present as challenging situations or conditions that physical education teachers experience or negotiate throughout their careers on an isolated or ongoing basis. Risk

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competition experience is of high value in a coaching capacity. They are offered a rapid career trajectory through fast-tracking into advanced formal coaching courses, sometimes skipping more basic coach learning. Although this practice offers a career transition bridge, it is suggested that these coaches are

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Claire-Marie Roberts and Jacky Forsyth

performance psychology support. In addition, the unique quandary of female athletes who decide to become a mother during an athletic career creates a significant interruption to their career trajectory, bringing with it a unique set of demands that requires coping processes to allow a return to elite sport