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Diversity Characteristics and Experiences of Discrimination in Certified Mental Performance Consultants

Zachary McCarver, Shelby Anderson, Justine Vosloo, and Sebastian Harenberg

Association (NCAA), over 45% of student-athletes identified as a race/ethnicity other than White ( NCAA, 2018 ). However, the importance of diversity has traditionally been ignored in sport and exercise psychology (SEP), both in research and in practice. Only 10.5% of abstracts submitted to the AASP annual

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What’s My Responsibility? Undergraduate Heterosexual White Men in Sport Management Discuss Increasing Diversity in Sport

Jörg Vianden and Elizabeth A. Gregg

racism, ageism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression on the college campus” on frequent basis ( Brooks, Harrison, Norris, & Norwood, 2013 , p. 146). To increase diversity, inclusion, and equity in institutions of higher education, it is critical to gain a deeper understanding of how

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A Woman? Really? Issues of Diversity in Hiring Decisions

Manuela Picariello and Pamela Angelle

Women are vastly underrepresented in leadership positions in sport organizations both in the United States and internationally (Burton, 2015; Knoppers & Anthonissen, 2008; Whisenant, 2008). The realm of sport is perceived as a gendered space in which the concept of masculinity maintains dominance. This concept may have an influence on the decision making related to the hiring of new staff. When the owner of a men’s professional basketball team decided to hire a new head coach for the upcoming season, he found himself facing many different challenges. He believes that if knowledge, skills, and abilities are the parameters to evaluate a coach, then gender should not be an issue (Chelladurai, 2005). The focus in this case includes (a) organizational fit in hiring, (b) leadership and gender, (c) considerations of diversity, and (d) organizational culture and operations in hiring. This case exemplifies the need to understand that hiring decisions in large organizations are complex and involve a delicate balance of stakeholder interests.

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Managing Diversity to Provide Culturally Safe Sport Programming: A Case Study of the Canadian Red Cross’s Swim Program

Kyle A. Rich and Audrey R. Giles

This article examines the piloting of a cultural safety training module in the Canadian Red Cross’s (CRC’s) Water Safety Instructor Development Program. Thematic analysis of interviews with program participants and facilitators revealed two main themes: Inclusion is important and valued by instructors, and accommodation for cultural and ethnic diversity is difficult to achieve in aquatics settings. Doherty and Chelladurai’s (1999) framework was used to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the pilot module. In conclusion, the authors propose that cultural safety training for the instructors alone will not lead to the provision of culturally safe sport; rather, there needs to be a change in the overall organizational culture in which the CRC’s programs are offered if they are to succeed. These findings make three contributions to the literature. First, the authors bridge the existing bodies of literature on critical Whiteness theory and sport management literature that addresses the management of diversity. Second, the authors explore the novel application of cultural safety training for instructors of a sport program. Finally, the authors offer recommendations to enable the development of an organizational culture that is facilitative and supportive with respect to inclusion (i.e., is welcoming) and accommodation (i.e., is flexible and adaptable) of cultural and ethnic diversity in aquatics programming.

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Understanding Student Perceptions of Diversity and Inclusion

Jaime R. DeLuca, Michael Mudrick, Molly Hayes Sauder, and Elizabeth A. Taylor

reflect this idea as sport is used as a platform for activism around social justice issues both sport and nonsport related ( Zaru, 2017 ). Players, coaches, and sport organizations are demonstrating support for diversity and inclusion via advocacy efforts. This is ironic, however, as the sport industry

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Exemplifying Inclusive Excellence: How Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Leads by Example in Kinesiology

Mark Urtel, NiCole Keith, and Rafael E. Bahamonde

being predominantly White and male to a much more representative and diverse discipline ( Bunn, 2021 ); however, work remains. To affirm that one can look no further than the Kinesiology Review special issue from 2013, as coordinated by guest editor Mary E. Rudisill. Her article “Diversity Enhancement

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Women and Leadership Development in Australian Sport Organizations

Marissa Banu-Lawrence, Stephen Frawley, and Larena Hoeber

for career development, it can also provide organizations with a highly desirable source of competitive advantage ( Day, 2001 ). Simultaneously, the importance of gender diversity in leadership teams is becoming increasingly recognized—both in scholarly and popular literature—as critical to the

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Understanding the Lack of Diversity in Sport Consumer Behavior Research

Elizabeth B. Delia, E. Nicole Melton, Katherine Sveinson, George B. Cunningham, and Daniel Lock

in understanding human psychology, in knowing how context and culture influence outcomes, and in developing good theory. Second, and from a more applied perspective, diversity, equity, and inclusion are important topics in the sport industry. Leaders have called for sport organizations to proactively

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Leveraging Sports Events for LGBTQ2+ Inclusion: Supporting Innovation in Organizational Culture and Practices

Emily K. Romano, Kyle A. Rich, and Dennis Quesnel

Canada Games. Although St. Catharines does not have the richest history when it comes to accessibility and inclusion, the City has recently made various commitments to increase the profile of their work related to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Efforts including the creation of the LGBTQ2+ Advisory

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Microaggressions Experienced by Women and Gender Diverse Athletes in Competitive Cycling

Erin E. Ayala, Alison Riley-Schmida, Kathryn P. A. Faulkner, and Kelsey Maleski

; Kaskan & Ho, 2016 ). Women and culturally diverse athletes may be especially prone to microaggressions when competing in sports with little diversity ( Hall, 2001 ). The gender disparity in competitive cycling is larger than in many other sports, with only 15% of licensed cyclists registered as women for