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Verbal Communication in Doubles Tennis: An Analysis of Close Games

Domagoj Lausic, Selen Razon, and Gershon Tenenbaum

The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in verbal communication between doubles tennis teams during close game situations. Verbal messages exchanged between team players were recorded by means of audiotapes and videotapes. Recorded communication data were coded and analyzed using the Discussion Analysis Tool software (DAT; Jeong, 2003). Results indicated that most of the verbal communication included action (i.e., 34%) and emotional statements (i.e., 34%). Winning teams communicated twice as many messages than losing teams. Specifically, during the close games they won, winning teams communicated significantly more than losing teams. Losing teams used more communication patterns in close games they won relative to the ones they lost. Winning and losing teams also used distinct communication patterns during the close games they won relative to the ones they lost. These distinct communication patterns may have in turn improved the winning teams’ coordination and thereby increased their likelihood of winning.

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“They Just See Guys as Bodies”: Assessing Credibility of Injury Communication in the National Football League

David Cassilo and Joseph McGlynn

players to better understand the perceived credibility of sources that provide concussion and safety information to players. The research specifically examines league-based communication, which refers to any communication from NFL officials about concussions or injuries; team-based communication, which is

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Sport Knowledge: The Effects of Division I Coach Communication on Student-Athlete Learning Indicators

Rikishi T. Rey, Gregory A. Cranmer, Blair Browning, and Jimmy Sanderson

, transmits knowledge of sporting skills and strategies, and develops athletes’ abilities. These goals are consistent with wider, modern sporting initiatives, including the Positive Coaching Alliance and Project Play. Wooden’s viewpoint has been further supported by sport communication scholars. These

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Gender-Biased Communication in Physical Education

Julia A. Valley and Kim C. Graber


This study examined physical education teachers’ awareness of gender equitable practices as well as the language and behaviors they employed in the physical education environment. The purpose of the study was to determine (a) what teachers know about gender equitable practices, (b) what types of gender bias are demonstrated, and (c) how teachers are influenced to adopt gender equitable behaviors in the physical education context.


A multiple-case study approach was used to provide an in-depth analysis of the attitudes and behaviors of four physical education teachers from four different schools. Teachers were formally and informally interviewed before, during, and after four extensive two-week periods of observations that included being audio recorded throughout the school day.


Themes emerged across the cases indicating that teachers engaged in teaching practices that reinforced gender stereotypes through biased language and gender segregation.


Teachers’ lack of awareness and understanding of gender equity prevented them from providing an inclusive learning experience for all students.

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Athletes’ Perception of Athletic Trainer Empathy: How Important Is It?

Shannon David and Mary Larson

are related to patient satisfaction, reduced anxiety, and improved treatment outcomes (eg, musculoskeletal symptoms improved, recovery from presenting problems, and fewer diagnostic tests and referrals were needed). 5 , 6 , 13 – 15 Additionally, in medicine, patient-centered communication skills such

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Understanding Organizational and Public Perspectives on Stadium Redevelopment Through Social Media: A Case Study of Georgia State University’s “New” Stadium

Glynn M. McGehee, Armin A. Marquez, Beth A. Cianfrone, and Timothy Kellison

their cities. The number of unique stakeholders affected by urban college-stadium projects and the high costs associated with athletic-facility projects indicate that a clear communication strategy is needed by the athletic department and university. Aside from the positive impacts that may come from a

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Spreading Research Uncomfortably Slow: Insight for Emerging Sport Management Scholars

Daniel C. Funk

uncomfortably slow process. The concept of diffusion provides an instructive perspective to assess this spread and provides insights for developing strategies. Idea Diffusion: A Journal Publishing Perspective Much of the work on diffusion originates from Evert Rogers’s efforts in communication. Rogers and

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Experiencing the Social Environment of a Canoe Kayak Club: A Case Study of a Special Olympics Program

Krystn Orr, M. Blair Evans, Katherine A. Tamminen, and Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos

’ sport skills, alongside other generalized skills that individuals with an ID have challenges with, such as communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., making eye contact, physical–personal space; Cobley, 2008 ; Temple & Walkley, 2007 ). These strategies can include making the connection between a

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Self-Presentation and Social Media Usage: A Case Study of Professional Alpine Skiing Athletes During the Winter Olympic Games and World Cup

Vivien Schibblock, Joanne Hinds, Martin Kopp, and Martin Schnitzer

Goffman ( 1959 ) described communication as a two-way process, influenced by the environment and the addressee, in which the social media authors control and stage self-presentation while creating the impression of authenticity ( Brison & Geurin, 2021 ; Horky et al., 2021 ), ever concerned to set

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Awareness and Knowledge of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd Edition

Tiffany J. Chen, Geoffrey P. Whitfield, Kathleen B. Watson, Janet E. Fulton, Emily N. Ussery, Eric T. Hyde, and Ken Rose

and less than a quarter of adolescents meet their aerobic guidelines. 9 Information about awareness and knowledge of the Guidelines can be used to assess the effectiveness of Guidelines communication strategies. Broad dissemination of the messages concerning the Guidelines helps establish physical