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Bastian Popp, Chris Horbel and Claas Christian Germelmann

:// Sagt NEIN zu RB Leipzig 12,352 12,243 Cause Note . As of August 30, 2017. Both the theoretical framework of balance theory ( Bee & Dalakas, 2015 ; Dalakas & Levin, 2005 ) and empirical research in this area on image transfer, in

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James E. Johnson, Chrysostomos Giannoulakis and Beau F. Scott

essential. Those topics include an overview of competitive balance literature, an explanation of public and private school factors, current interscholastic competitive balance policies, and the theory of distributive justice. Competitive Balance The nature of interscholastic competitive balance can be

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Sarah Zipp, Tavis Smith and Simon Darnell

contend that these critical feminist perspectives must be woven into all SFD theory, and that the CA model provided can help researchers and practitioners “bridge the gap” to better understand gender and SFD. To build this case, the remainder of the article proceeds in four parts. In the next section, we

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Gareth J. Jones, Katie Misener, Per G. Svensson, Elizabeth Taylor and Moonsup Hyun

was compared across different organizational resource profiles. The analysis is guided by resource dependency theory (RDT), which is also drawn upon to inform a discussion of how IORs are being utilized by nonprofit youth sport organizations, as well as recommendations for future research and practice

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Kirstin Hallmann, Anita Zehrer, Sheranne Fairley and Lea Rossi

Theory Although research on volunteer motivation often provides a demographic breakdown of the sample based on gender (e.g.,  Dittrich & Mey, 2015 ; Pauline & Pauline, 2009 ), volunteer research often lacks a theoretical underpinning to explain the differences between males and females ( Fyall & Gazley

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Maurice Vergeer and Leon Mulder

). Group identity can be interpreted in line with social-identity theory ( Tajfel, 1982 ). In particular, identity formation in combination with the struggle for scarce goods (i.e., win or lose, cf. Blalock’s realistic conflict theory, 1967 ; cf. LeVine & Campbell, 1972 ), creates an ingroup

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Michelle Hayes, Kevin Filo, Caroline Riot and Andrea Geurin

of social media, uses-and-gratifications (U&G) theory underpinned the current study. U&G theory enables researchers to examine certain populations and their use of media through the perspectives of the user ( Katz, Blumler, & Gurevitch, 1973 ). U&G theory is a prevalent theory among social media

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Qingru Xu and Andrew C. Billings

current media context, how the party-state controls sport news remains unclear, especially when a sport crisis challenges political authority (e.g., the ping-pong boycott at the 2017 China Open). Through the lens of gatekeeping theory, this case study examined information-control strategies used during

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Per G. Svensson and Richard Loat

Peachey ( 2016 ) argues that an improved understanding of the nexus of theory and practice is needed pertaining to the use of sport as a mechanism for attaining development and peace building goals. Theory can serve a critical role in unpacking and explaining how phenomena (e.g., social change through

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Joseph H. Moore

latest news is felt among the fans and employees who have made sport a multi-billion-dollar industry. Therefore, Americans must be able to consume news that is comprehensive, yet interesting and understandable. The theory of uses and gratification developed by Katz, Blumler, and Gurevitch ( 1973 ) posits