The ascendance of cultural sport psychology as a concentrated focus of academic inquiry is timely, and emergent investigations therein represent welcome areas of scholarship. The invitation embedded in this forthcoming discussion to sport psychology researchers and practitioners to stretch beyond their comfort zones is being extended with a request to consider pursuing sport psychology research and practice with a “more of thee and less of me” mindset. The North Star goals articulated herein are to stimulate avant-garde and imaginative thinking by expanding the concepts of reflective practice and reflexivity, thereby creating a portal through which to see how perceived stumbling blocks to overcoming traditional approaches to the study of sport psychology can be transformed into stepping stones. Six premises provide the context within which this discussion is presented. Collectively, these premises support and raise caution about the scientific method and suggest that the time has come to rethink commonly held beliefs about color-blindness, melting pot formulations, and alleged-to-be-absent historical and contemporary cultural influences on in-the-moment interpersonal interactions. A context-sensitive across-cultures communication model is offered as a way of synthesizing the premises and creating a portal through which to enter into new domains of investigative inquiry. Implications for the future of sport psychology relative to research, practice, training, and consultation will be offered for consideration.
course, I would foreground the contributions of my own field—history. Indeed, any historian worth her or his salt could easily compile an enormous list of books and articles that not only take sport and physical activity “seriously” but also recognize the concept of culture as the cornerstone of Clio
David A. Urquhart, Gordon A. Bloom and Todd M. Loughead
’s motivational climate and revealed how these coaches created a vision that influenced a culture change that propelled the team to an 85% winning percentage from 2004 to 2011, including five Tri Nations titles and the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Before Henry and Smith arrived at this club, the All-Blacks had fallen
Julianne A. Wenner, Kimberly M.B. Tucker, Hannah G. Calvert, Tyler G. Johnson and Lindsey Turner
students to accrue PA, as well as opportunities to learn the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for PA. These opportunities are regularly provided during physical education (PE) classes, but there is a growing recognition that cultivating a positive culture around PA cannot solely be accomplished within
; McQuade & Nash, 2015 ). Previous studies have found a gender imbalance in leadership and managerial roles creates organizational cultures that are hostile or resistant to women ( Acker, 1990 ; Allen & Shaw, 2013 ; Kanter, 1977 ; Norman & Rankin-Wright, 2016 ; Norman et al., 2018 ; Shaw & Hoeber, 2003
Moss E. Norman, Michael Hart and LeAnne Petherick
definition of “Indigenous masculinity” given the diversity of Indigenous nations, cultures and communities, many of which do not necessarily share common gender epistemologies ( Hokowhitu, 2015 ; McKegney, 2011 ; Robidoux, 2006a ). Rather, we trace after the processes through which a particular form of
Martin S. Hagger, Nikos L.D. Chatzisarantis, Vassilis Barkoukis, John C.K. Wang, Vello Hein, Maret Pihu, Istvan Soós and Istvan Karsai
The present study tested the cross-cultural generalizability of the measurement and structural parameters of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) among youth in a physical activity context. Pupils from five cultural groups completed measures of attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control (PBC), and intentions for physical activity. Five weeks later, participants completed self-report measures of physical activity behavior. Confirmatory factor analyses and multisample structural equation models revealed well-fitting models within each sample with minimal variations in the measurement parameters across cultures. There were a few significant cross-cultural differences in the structural relations among the TPB constructs. Attitudes predicted intentions in all samples (β range = .300 to .550), whereas the effect of the subjective norms on intention was nonsignificant in all but the Hungarian sample (β = .243). Conversely, the effect of PBC on intentions was significant (β range = .302 to .573) in all but the Hungarian sample. Findings support the generalizability of the measures and pattern of effects for the TPB among young people in a physical activity context.
Guest Editors: C. Keith Harrison and Jay J. Coakley INTRODUCTIONS Foreword: 2Pac’s Legacy From the Hip-Hop Platform Michael Eric Dyson * 31 07 2020 1 09 2020 37 3 165 165 10.1123/ssj.2020-0092 ssj.2020-0092 Hip-Hop and Sport—An Introduction: Reflections on Culture, Language, and Identity C. Keith
motor learning better? Is culture just an additional factor that “exerts direct influence over the potential structure of the movement” ( Higgins, 1985 , p. 140)? Ethnographic data clearly show that morphological and biomechanical factors are not the only ones to influence how a motor task is solved
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, 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