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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


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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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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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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Inge Milius, Wade D. Gilbert, Danielle Alexander, and Gordon A. Bloom

Athletes can often be seen celebrating through the use of positive tactile nonverbal communication (i.e., physical gestures, such as high fives or hugs following a score or important defensive stop). This type of athlete to athlete nonverbal communication has been shown to lead to improved team

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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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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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Elsa Kristiansen, Therese Dille, and Simon Tærud Day

Norwegian Football Association’s (hereafter NFF) Communication Director, the crisis communication and strategic actions used to increase activity after the lockdown. Norway During the Crisis Already, on January 31, the Norwegian government started planning for the outbreak of COVID-19. In the following

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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