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The Social Media Response From Athletes and Sport Organizations to COVID-19: An Altruistic Tone

Stirling Sharpe, Charles Mountifield, and Kevin Filo

media content has been driven by altruism, with little to no focus on the commercial aspects of sport. Of course, one could argue that there is likely to be a positive brand association derived from the altruistic posts highlighted above that can translate to longer-term commercial benefits. The

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The Causal Effect of Voluntary Roles in Sport on Subjective Well-Being in European Countries

Pamela Wicker and Paul Downward

add to well-being ( Wilson, 2012 ). Well-being effects can also occur from the development of new contacts and the development or rebuilding of employment skills ( Meier & Stutzer, 2008 ). Exercising altruism has been identified as another possible mechanism ( Becchetti et al., 2008 ; Binder

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Arthur Ashe, Privacy, and the Media: An Analysis of Newspaper Journalists’ Coverage of Ashe’s AIDS Announcement

Pamela C. Laucella

Arthur Ashe made history as the first Black man to win a Grand Slam title in professional tennis. More important than Ashe’s 33 singles titles, however, was his commitment to education and social justice. As only the second prominent professional athlete to publicly admit having HIV (after professional basketball player “Magic” Johnson), Ashe’s indefatigable strength of spirit endured despite the forced disclosure. This research investigates how newspaper journalists portrayed Ashe, USA Today, and AIDS. The sample of 76 articles came from newspapers from 6 major markets nationwide and 1 regional market. The study reveals the complexities of ethical decision making for journalists in their coverage of privacy and health issues. Although there was ambivalence in journalists’ coverage of USA Today and its pursuit of Ashe, journalists collectively praised his character and commitment to humanity. Journalists framed Ashe as a victim, pioneer, role model, and hero by stressing his altruism, activism, and spirit.

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A Generative Synthesis for Kinesiology: Lessons from History and Visions for the Future

Hal A. Lawson and R. Scott Kretchmar

Debates-as-battles have characterized the histories of physical education and kinesiology. This colorful part of the field’s history was characterized by leaders’ narrow, rigid views, and it paved the way for divisiveness, excessive specialization, and fragmentation. Today’s challenge is to seek common purpose via stewardship-oriented dialogue, and it requires a return to first order questions regarding purposes, ethics, values, moral imperatives, and social responsibilities. These questions are especially timely insofar as kinesiology risks running on a kind of automatic pilot, seemingly driven by faculty self-interests and buffered from consequential changes in university environments and societal contexts. A revisionist history of kinesiology’s origins and development suggests that it can be refashioned as a helping discipline, one that combines rigor, relevance, and altruism. It gives rise to generative questions regarding what a 21st century discipline prioritizes and does, and it opens opportunity pathways for crossing boundaries and bridging divides. Three sets of conclusions illuminate unrealized possibilities for a vibrant, holistic kinesiology—a renewed discipline that is fit for purpose in 21st century contexts.

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The Donors Supporting Charity Sport Event Participants: An Exploration of the Factors Driving Donations

Kevin Filo, David Fechner, and Yuhei Inoue

 al., 2010 ). Nonetheless, tax incentives may be more impactful among CSE donors, as this may represent one of the few tangible benefits that donors can receive in this context. Fourth, altruism reflects donations as a means to achieve outcomes and positive impact for the charitable organization ( Bekkers

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Applied Ethics for Sport Managers

Susan P. Mullane

understanding of how morality and moral behavior are related. Chapter 4, “Becoming an Ethical Sport Manager,” covers teleological and deontological theories of ethics and provides a comprehensive explanation of specific theories under each category, for example, egoism, altruism, utilitarianism, and virtue

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Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Sport: A Perspective From Athletes

Adam Love and Seungmo Kim

, 1996 ) have suggested several taxonomies of OCB. The two-factor model, proposed by Smith et al. ( 1983 ), was the first to measure the concept of OCB types. The model consisted of two dimensions of OCB: altruism and generalized compliance. Altruism represents behaviors that help other members of an

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Sports Media as Empathy Facilitator: The Contrasting Influence of Paralympic and Olympic Content

Kim Bissell, Andrew C. Billings, and Bumsoo Park

, C.D. , Ahmad , N. , Lishner , D.A. , Tsang , J. , Snyder , C.R. , & Lopez , S.J. ( 2002 ). Empathy and altruism . In S. Lopez & C.R. Synder (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of hypo-egoic phenomena ( 2nd ed. , pp.  161 – 174 ). Oxford . Batson , C.D. , Polycarpou , M.C. , Harmon

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Boundary Crossing and Bridge Building

Hal A. Lawson

confronted more fundamental ones regarding my specialization. My work with local schools was rewarding, but I had not learned how to use it for publications. I felt called to service, but faculty performance evaluations did not reward altruism. The solution was deceptively simple, albeit stressful. I worked

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Is There a Global Narrative for Kinesiology?

Doune Macdonald, Ira Jacobs, Ernest Tsung-Min, and Kari Fasting

Kretchmar ( 2017 ) called for a “generative synthesis” for kinesiology, one that has an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and well-articulated common purpose, “refashioned as a helping discipline, one that combines rigor, relevance, and altruism” (p. 195). We too support these perspectives and echo Lawson