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David H. Perrin

’s role as a faculty member in higher education, and it heavily influenced my own career trajectory. I recall as a young boy asking Ron, a professor of philosophy, to explain the meaning of the word “philosophy.” With Ron and I both having careers in higher education, we frequently discussed the issues

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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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Maureen P. Fitzgerald, Mary Ann D. Sagaria, and Barbara Nelson

This study used a sociological career trajectory model to examine the career patterns of 200 male and female NCAA Division I, II, and III athletic directors. A normative career pattern derived from the literature on athletic directors was posited to compare the histories of incumbent NCAA athletic directors (ADs). The actual career experiences of ADs challenged the norm of the posited five-position sequence that begins with collegiate athlete; progresses through high school coach, collegiate coach, and associate or assistant director; and culminates with athletic director. Competing as a collegiate athlete and coaching at the college level were the two most frequent experiences underpinning the AD position. Differences from the posited norms were most likely to be associated with directors of NCAA Division II and III institutions and with women.

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Michelle E. Seanor, Cole E. Giffin, Robert J. Schinke, and Diana A. Coholic

, practitioners engaged in organizing elite sport development systems could consider decentralizing the power and control of coaches by dispersing career trajectory decision-making responsibilities ( Kerr et al., 2019 ). Creating selection committees comprised of coaches, sport psychology practitioners, medical

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Timothy C. Howle, James A. Dimmock, Nikos Ntoumanis, Nikos L.D. Chatzisarantis, Cassandra Sparks, and Ben Jackson

development and functioning . Educational Psychologist, 28 , 117 – 148 . doi:10.1207/s15326985ep2802_3 10.1207/s15326985ep2802_3 Bandura , A. , Barbaranelli , C. , Caprara , G.V. , & Pastorelli , C. ( 2001 ). Self-efficacy beliefs as shapers of children’s aspirations and career trajectories

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career can be viewed as an athletic career transition – one that causes 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. Our qualitative investigation focuses on three successful Olympians who

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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