. They have done so through the lenses of sport sustainability ( Chard & Mallen, 2012 ; Kellison & Hong, 2015 ; Mallen, Adams, Stevens, & Thompson, 2010 ), corporate social responsibility ( Casper, Pfahl, & McSherry, 2012 ; Inoue & Kent, 2012a , 2012b ; Trendafilova et al., 2014 ), and sport
Brian P. McCullough, Madeleine Orr and Timothy Kellison
Brian P. McCullough, Madeleine Orr and Nicholas M. Watanabe
demonstrates a commitment on behalf of these organizations to support the Paris Agreement and work toward solutions to reduce the effects of human activity on the natural environment (i.e., climate change). The sport sector is not exempt from the responsibility to address environmental sustainability ( Sartore
Louise Kamuk Storm
, and wellbeing ( Storm & Larsen, 2020 ). This article describes and reflects upon an intervention with the aim of creating a sustainable talent-development culture. Organizational life in sport is influenced by emotions and attitudes, stress and well-being, behavior, and environments ( Fletcher
Stefan Walzel, Jonathan Robertson and Christos Anagnostopoulos
), (d) different forms of CSR engagement, such as environmental sustainability ( Inoue & Kent, 2012a , 2012b ; Trendafilova, Babiak, & Heinze, 2013 ) and community development ( Trendafilova et al., 2017 ), and (e) perceptions and attitudes of key stakeholders, such as consumers ( Blumrodt, Bryson
Alessandro Quartiroli, Sharon M. Knight, Edward F. Etzel and Rebecca A. Zakrajsek
viewed as fundamentally positive. Previous literature has investigated various approaches that psychology practitioners have employed to foster and sustain their careers by counteracting negative aspects of their professional work and promoting their professional well-being (e.g., Ganey, 2005 ; Rupert
Kara K. Palmer, Matthew W. Miller and Leah E. Robinson
A growing body of research has illuminated beneficial effects of a single bout of physical activity (i.e., acute exercise) on cognitive function in school-age children. However, the influence of acute exercise on preschoolers’ cognitive function has not been reported. To address this shortcoming, the current study examined the effects of a 30-min bout of exercise on preschoolers’ cognitive function. Preschoolers’ cognitive function was assessed following a single bout of exercise and a single sedentary period. Results revealed that, after engaging in a bout of exercise, preschoolers exhibited markedly better ability to sustain attention, relative to after being sedentary (p = .006, partial eta square = .400). Based on these findings, providing exercise opportunities appears to enhance preschoolers’ cognitive function.
Brian D. Clocksin and Margo B. Greicar
Community engagement is commonly imbedded in the ethos of institutions of higher education and has been identified as a High Impact Practice for student learning and retention. The Sustained Engagement Experiences in Kinesiology (SEEK) program at the University of La Verne is a curriculum-wide approach that moves students through four stages of community engagement: Respect, Participating with Effort, Self-Directions, and Leadership. The stages are developmentally sequenced across the curriculum and provide opportunities for learners to move from passive participants to active engagement scholars. The engagement experiences serve to enhance students’ abilities to transfer what they learn in the classroom to real-life problems, foster an asset-based approach to community engagement, and facilitate a transition from surface-to deep-learning.
Dorene Ciletti, John Lanasa, Diane Ramos, Ryan Luchs and Junying Lou
Based on a review of North American professional sports teams, this study provides insight on how teams are communicating commitment to sustainability principles and practices on their Web sites. Web sites for 126 teams across 4 different leagues were examined for content relative to triple-bottom-line dimensions. Global Reporting Initiative indicator codes and definitions were constructs for the model and aligned to social, environmental, and economic principles for categories of sustainability practices. Although teams are including sustainability information on their Web sites, the vast majority downplay economic issues and highlight social issues on their home pages and subsequent pages; communication about environmental factors varies by league. The study shows differences across leagues and suggests that although some teams are communicating a commitment to sustainability, others may not be considering stakeholder perceptions of their Web-site communications or whether sustainability efforts affect public consumption of league offerings or attitudes toward professional sports.
Antonia M. Martin and Catherine B. Woods
Research addressing methods to sustain long-term adherence to physical activity among older adults is needed. This study investigated the motivations and supports deemed necessary to adhere to a community-based cardiac rehabilitation (CBCR) program by individuals with established coronary heart disease.
Twenty-four long-term adherers (15 men, 9 women; age 67.7 ± 16.7 yr) took part in focus-group discussions.
Constant comparative analysis supported previous research in terms of the importance of referral procedures, social support, and knowledge of health benefits in influencing uptake and adherence to CBCR. Results also highlighted the routine of a structured class and task-, barrier-, and recovery-specific self-efficacy as necessary to sustain long-term adherence for this specific clinical group.
Older adults themselves provide rich information on how to successfully support their long-term adherence to structured exercise sessions. Further research into how to build these components into any exercise program is necessary.
A. Elizabeth Ready, Glen Bergeron, Suzanne L. Boreskie, Barbara Naimark, John Ducas, Jo-Ann V. Sawatzky and Donald T. Drinkwater
This study was a retrospective analysis of injuries sustained by women (mean age 60.9) who completed a 24-week walking intervention. We hypothesized that those who walked 60 min, 5 days/week (n = 27) were more likely to have an injury than those who walked 3 days/week (n = 27), and that predisposing conditions would lead to more injuries. We also examined the effect of the initial 4 weeks’ walking progression on likelihood of injury. A total of 12% of the walkers reported injuries necessitating program withdrawal, 18% reported minor injuries, and 26% reported injuries requiring medical treatment. Age, weight, cardiovascular fitness level, and walking volume were not significantly related to injuries. Women with prior musculoskeletal conditions were more likely to sustain injuries requiring medical treatment (p < .01). For these women, the initial progression may have been too rapid, suggesting that musculoskeletal screening and gradual progression guided by staff is important for moderate as well as intense activity programs.