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Kari Roethlisberger, Vista Beasley, Jeffrey Martin, Brigid Byrd, Krista Munroe-Chandler and Irene Muir

may be more committed and enjoy sport if significant others (i.e., parents, teammates, siblings) are perceived to possess pro-feminine gender activity stereotype beliefs about the sport. In brief, there is a need to identify sport-specific predictors of girls’ sport commitment and sport enjoyment

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Sada Reed and Guy Harrison

, incompetent, alcoholic hacks who would sell their grandmothers for a good story, a free ticket, a drink or an inside tip about a horse to bet on” ( Wulfemeyer, 1985 , p. 57). The practice of sport journalism though, is changing. Sport-specific ethical codes and university-level sport journalism programs have

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

). Nonpublic (123) Sport-specific multiplier based on past enrollment. Wisconsin Public (429) Enrollment classifications for baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, girls volleyball, track and field, golf, swimming, cross-country, tennis, wrestling, and gymnastics. Wisconsin is the only state in the

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Elizabeth M. Mullin

Homophobia and heterosexism in women’s collegiate athletics has been predominantly researched using qualitatively methodology (e.g., Blinde & Taub, 1992; Kauer & Krane, 2006; Krane 1996, 1997; Krane & Barber, 2003). Few researchers have examined the heterosexist attitudes from a quantitative perspective and few with a sport—specific questionnaire. The researcher examined whether on-going evidence of reliability and validity for the Heterosexist Attitudes in Sport—Lesbian scale (Mullin, 2013) questionnaire would be demonstrated. Female collegiate athletes (N = 239) from the mid-Atlantic region completed the HAS-L as well as a battery of questionnaires. Approximately 4 weeks later, participants completed the HAS-L again. The HAS-L was significantly related with the Attitudes toward Lesbians subscale of the Attitudes toward Lesbians and Gay Males—Short scale (Herek & McLemore, 2011) and other identified correlates of heterosexism, suggesting evidence of some criterion-related and convergent validity. Internal consistency and test-retest estimates ranged from .50–85 and .64–.91, respectively. The findings demonstrate good evidence of reliability and validity for the Cognitive/Affective subscale of the HAS-L. More research is necessary to better examine the behavioral subscales. Future researchers should consider making revisions of the Avoidance of the Lesbian Label subscale to achieve acceptable levels of reliability and validity.

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Courteney L. Benjamin, William M. Adams, Ryan M. Curtis, Yasuki Sekiguchi, Gabrielle E.W. Giersch and Douglas J. Casa

asleep ( Lindberg et al., 1997 ). The athletes in the present study may be experiencing anxiety due to stress related to academic, social, and sport-specific factors ( Etzel, 2006 ). Previous research has also pointed to the ‘forbidden zone,’ in which individuals who go to bed earlier than usual have

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Justine B. Allen and Colleen Reid

providing a range of learning situations including engaging coaches in practical experiences that extend their sport-specific and general knowledge, and coaching skills are likely to be well received and useful for coaches’ development. Personal Support Coaches discussed the importance of feeling they were

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Derek M.D. Silva, Roy Bower and William Cipolli III

related to the measurement and quantification of athletes’ physiological, psychological, and behavioral characteristics in addition to sport-specific skills—from objective body measurements to sport-specific testing such as the commonly used measure of speed colloquially referred to as the 40-yard dash

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Christina A. Geithner, Claire E. Molenaar, Tommy Henriksson, Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund and Kajsa Gilenstam

physical prowess. These have not been thoroughly investigated in women’s ice hockey. The depth of competition is a function of contextual factors, both sociocultural and sport-specific. For example, the size of the talent pool of available players and the number of available positions on a team ( Musch

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Jenny Meggs, Mark Chen and Danielle Mounfield

of athletes were chosen in this study. Moreover, the current study includes a sport-specific sample as mental toughness could be partially context specific ( Crust, 2007 ; Gucciardi, 2017). More specifically, netball players have likely been exposed to playing their sport from a young age in

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Susan Lagaert, Mieke Van Houtte and Henk Roose

thwarted by stereotypes, while men’s are facilitated (see also Hively & El-Alayli, 2014 ). Research in sports sociology has studied the effects of both sport-specific stereotypes and general gender role attitudes regarding women’s position in public and private life of which sport-specific stereotypes are