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Henry Wear and Bob Heere

inaugural season. As an organization, the new team promoted their home games as a place for social interaction and camaraderie among fans. Perceptions of shared group experience continued to grow after the inaugural season’s conclusion and in fact grew at a rate greater than that of stadium. The importance

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Florian Herbolsheimer, Stephanie Mosler, Richard Peter and the ActiFE Ulm Study Group

among community-dwelling older adults. The authors’ findings suggested combining physical activity interventions with social interaction. That combination might have an impact on social isolation greater than focusing on social activities alone. The importance of physical activity locations suggests a

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Pamela K. Samra, Amanda L. Rebar, Lynne Parkinson, Jannique G.Z. van Uffelen, Stephanie Schoeppe, Deborah Power, Anthony Schneiders, Corneel Vandelanotte and Stephanie Alley

fact that I had movability on my side” (female, 75). A small number of participants mentioned social interaction as a benefit of physical activity: “I need social interaction . . . when we retire and are on our own we need still that social activity” (female, 73). Other benefits mentioned by a small

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Steve M. Smith, Stewart T. Cotterill and Hazel Brown

-collection tool in the current study. This is because focus groups can be used to generate data through social interaction and group synergy that are often deeper and richer than one-to-one interviews, illuminate differences between perspectives, and, due to the size of the target group, generate large amounts of

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Brad J. Stenner, Amber D. Mosewich and Jonathan D. Buckley

physical fitness than men, whereas factors related to social interaction were more important for men. On the other hand, Henderson et al. ( 2012 ) and Kolt et al. ( 2004 ) found that the aspects of social involvement and health were more important to women. Therefore, competition, performance, fitness

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Jing Liao, Sanmei Chen, Sha Chen and Yung-Jen Yang

entailing frequent social interactions with a wide social network other than family members, this study contributes to the literature by providing direct evidence on the importance of social relationships with friends for PA maintenance ( Scarapicchia et al., 2017 ; Smith et al., 2017 ) in a developing

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Angela Devereux-Fitzgerald, Rachael Powell and David P. French

numerous types of enjoyment around physical activity: social interaction, intrinsic fun, sense of achievement, increased confidence ( Devereux-Fitzgerald, Powell, Dewhurst, & French, 2016 ), structure/routine, sense of purpose, and pleasure of total immersion in an activity ( Phoenix & Orr, 2014

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Michael C. Harding, Quinn D. Bott and Christopher E. Jonas

revel in the opportunity to connect and interact with their friends and neighbors, even just a smile and a passing wave. Frequent social interaction strengthens individuals’ ties to one another, and the opportunity for such interactions incentivizes path use. Moreover, as community members observe their

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International Sport Coaching Journal

DIGEST VOLUME 6, ISSUE #3

consideration for coaches preferred learning style are all appropriate strategies. In addition, educational strategies that focus on real-world context and promote social interaction between coaches, practitioners, organisational personnel and researchers would likely benefit all stakeholders.

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Lynn L. Ridinger, Kyungun R. Kim, Stacy Warner and Jacob K. Tingle

retention stage included (a) problematic social interactions, (b) training/mentoring, and (c) lack of referee community. According to the authors, the keys to retaining officials were to implement continued training and provide mentors to help referees deal more effectively with problematic social