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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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Julia A. Valley and Kim C. Graber

Purpose:

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.

Method:

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.

Results:

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

Discussion/Conclusion:

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

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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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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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Colin D. McLaren and Kevin S. Spink

equally important ( Spink, McLaren, & Ulvick, in press ). As noted elsewhere ( McLaren & Spink, 2018 ), one cue within the group that may serve as a salient antecedent of group cohesion is the communication that takes place between group members. The general purpose of this research was to better

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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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Melissa James

By Chuka Onwumechili. Published 2018 by Routledge , New York, NY. $44.95 . 356 pp. ISBN: 978-1-138-28187-5 Sport Communication: An International Approach presents the necessary fundamentals and practices of sport communication in a global way. The text is divided into five parts: (I

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Patricia A. Sullivan

The development of interpersonal communication skills is an important aspect of psychological skill development in interactive sport athletes. This article presents a communication skills training program for interactive sport teams. Collegiate coaches of interactive sports implemented a series of seven interpersonal communication exercises with their teams to gain a preliminary perspective on the effectiveness of communication skills training. Overall, athletes’ responses in evaluating the program indicated that the communication exercises raised awareness levels of communication skills and competencies and also provided valuable opportunities to practice improving communication skills. Suggestions are provided for the continuation of communication skills training with athletes.

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Eva A. Jaarsma, Damian Haslett and Brett Smith

creating PA opportunities and improving the communication of these opportunities ( Sport England, 2016 ; World Health Organization, 2003 ). This suggests that although disability organizations are distributing information about PA opportunities, the information is not reaching the people who are looking

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Mathieu Winand, Matthew Belot, Sebastian Merten and Dimitrios Kolyperas

It has been widely accepted that social media play a major role in society, as their use has become a worldwide trend ( Campos, Anagnostopoulos, & Chadwick, 2013 ). This also causes new challenges for sport organizations, because their main communication tasks have evolved from media relations and