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An introductory course in sport management should provide the student in the program with a basic understanding of the sport industry. However, the opinions of sport management educators vary as to what should be included in the introductory course. This diversity of opinions regarding course content is reflected in the texts that have been written for use in the introductory course. Each book has its own unique objective and range of topics (Chella-durai, 1985; Lewis & Appenzeller, 1987; Parkhouse, 1992; Parks & Zanger, 1991).

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Claire-Marie Roberts and Jacky Forsyth

influencing the culture of sport, such that it becomes a female-friendly environment for gender diversity. Summary This statement merely provides an overview of some of the key themes evident in the conference contributions. There were many more talks and presentations that provided us with an insight of the

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Freja Gheysen, Karel Herman and Delfien Van Dyck

et al., 2014 ). Only for low-income neighborhood residents, a positive relation was found between walkability and accelerometer-based MVPA ( Van Holle et al., 2014 ), and only in high-walkable neighborhoods, higher social diversity of the neighborhood environment was associated with more walking for

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Sarah Edney, Tim Olds, Jillian Ryan, Ronald Plotnikoff, Corneel Vandelanotte, Rachel Curtis and Carol Maher

. Depression scores could not be normalized and were therefore dichotomized (low depression ≤9 and some depression >9). For categorical variables (sex, education level, and depression), we calculated variability using Simpson Diversity Index, which represents the probability that 2 individuals chosen at random

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Davy Vancampfort, Brendon Stubbs, James F. Sallis, Justine Nabanoba, David Basangwa, Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Sandra S. Kasoma, Marc De Hert, Inez Myin-Germeys and James Mugisha

extensive local input. 33 The adult version of the NEWS-Africa consisted of 73 individual items and 13 scales that assessed the following perceived environmental characteristics: residential density (1 item), proximity to nonresidential land uses (mixed land use—diversity/proximity) (27 items), ease of

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Rob J. Rotunda and Stuart Ryan

), as well as university instructors with expertise in PE, curriculum development, and psychology. These issues included respect for self and others, appreciation of diversity in its many forms, coping with emotions such as anger and sadness, social and communication skills with peers, self

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Keith R. Lohse

environment interact to determine motor functioning ( Newell, 1991 ; World Health Organization, 2001 ). We also need to appreciate the diversity of approaches that is required for putting that research into practice ( Woolf, 2008 ). Basic research shapes our theoretical understanding and establishes the

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Shannon S.C. Herrick and Lindsay R. Duncan

, & Landers, 2010 ; Daniel & Butkus, 2015 ; Mereish & Poteat, 2015 ). Given the diversity encompassed by the umbrella term LGBTQ+, a glossary of terms ( Appendix ) including sexual orientations, gender identities, and other LGBTQ+ terms has been created to accompany this research. All terms that are defined

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Javier Molina-García and Ana Queralt

residential density (ratio of residential units to land area devoted to residential use), land-use mix (diversity of land-use types per census block), and road intersection density (ratio of road intersections to land area in the block group). 8 The formula for land-use mix captures how evenly the square

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

“age in place” despite the intersection of aging and biological/health issues ( Handy, Sallis, Weber, Maibach, & Hollander, 2008 ); (b) the psychological underpinnings of older adults’ need for independence ( Son, Kerstetter, & Mowen, 2008 ); (c) the social and cultural diversity among older adults as