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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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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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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

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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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Blake Bennett and Glenn Fyall

, 1994 ). In this sense, knowledge is created, learned, internalised and negotiated through social interaction and group processes within a broader cultural, political and historical backdrop. Drawing on Vygotskian understandings in this research allows greater prominence to be given to the context in

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Michael J. Panza, Scott Graupensperger, Jennifer P. Agans, Isabelle Doré, Stewart A. Vella and Michael Blair Evans

.g., supporting teammates; Liddle, Deane, Batterham, & Vella, 2019 ). Social interactions may also generate positive and negative processes within immune, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems. As one example, social support plays a stress-buffering role by reducing cardiovascular reactivity to stress ( Uchino, 2006

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Mitchell McSweeney

programming, their analysis relies heavily on autoethnography to understand the complexities of SFD. While these contributions offer unique insights into the experiences of SFD researcher and practitioner, there is less of a focus on how fieldwork and social interactions may be considered from an ethnographic

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Lene Levy-Storms, Lin Chen and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

,072 observations, 30.5% of older adults’ activities Park usage in the morning Recreation Social interaction Kaczynski et al. ( 2008 ) Canada Observation and activity log N  = 4 neighborhoods, 27.8% over 55 years old Paved trails Unpaved trails Parks with more facilities and supporting amenities, such as restrooms

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Matthew Katz, Bob Heere and E. Nicole Melton

type of relationship—sport consumers satisfy those elements. Scholars have long noted that social interaction ( Trail & James, 2001 ) and personal relationships ( McPherson, 1976 ) motivate individuals to become fans, and we aimed to extend that discourse by explicitly examining the ego networks of