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Professional Rugby Coaches’ Perceptions of the Role of the Team Captain

Stewart Cotterill, Richard Cheetham, and Katrien Fransen

captain can be characterized as a specific formal role in the team. More recent categorizations of leadership in sport teams has distinguished between four different leadership roles that athletes can occupy in the team: task, social ( Slater, 1955 ), external ( Loughead et al., 2006 ), and motivational

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Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Sport Management Students’ Perceptions of the Leadership Labyrinth

Meg G. Hancock, Lindsey Darvin, and Nefertiti A. Walker

significant occurrences: women currently hold top leadership roles in organizations, and barriers to leadership advancement exist in a subtler manner than in previous decades that were plagued by exclusionary laws and clear-cut forms of marginalization. Subsequently, the CPS focuses on investigating the

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The Experiences of Women Leaders in the Higher Education Sport Sector: Examining the Gendered Organization Through Bourdieu’s Model of Field, Capital and Habitus

Shamira Naidu-Young, Anthony May, Stacey Pope, and Simon Gérard

This article examines the experiences of women who hold nonacademic leadership roles within the U.K. Higher Education (HE) sport sector. We aim to understand the relationships between women leaders and the context in which they work, with a particular focus on an industry that remains largely

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Sexism in Professional Sports: How Women Managers Experience and Survive Sport Organizational Culture

Lauren C. Hindman and Nefertiti A. Walker

getting them to stay and promoting them to leadership roles. A deeper investigation of women’s experiences in the sport workplace is needed to understand these challenges. Women, from sport journalists to coaches to business managers, confront gender stereotypes and bias, appearance standards, and

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The Influence of Socializing Agents and Teaching Context Among Teachers of Different Dispositions Toward Change

Ben D. Kern, Kim C. Graber, Amelia Mays Woods, and Tom Templin

in their building, nearly all of the teachers interviewed referred to their physical education teaching colleagues as generally either facilitators of or barriers to change. Some teachers in the CD group, however, assumed a leadership role in the change process, and often considered their colleagues

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The Alberta Women in Sport Leadership Project: A Social Learning Intervention for Gender Equity and Leadership Development

Diane M. Culver, Erin Kraft, Cari Din, and Isabelle Cayer

so that others can consider how they might do something similar. To lay the foundations for this best practice paper, we start by summarizing, for Canada, the status of women in sport leadership roles. Since the 1990s, national sport systems have grown and changed to include more programming and

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Reflections on Improving Women’s Experiences of Mentorship in Canadian Coaching

Sara Kramers, Corliss Bean, Caroline Hummell, Veronica Allan, Andrea Johnson, and Jennifer Turnnidge

( Norman et al., 2018 ). Increasing women’s access to mentors can increase the perception that there are others “like me” in leadership roles ( Block & Tietjen-Smith, 2016 ) and can help mitigate feelings of “second best” that are often reported by women coaches ( Norman et al., 2018 ). As summarized by

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John D. Lawther: Contributions to the Psychology of Sport

Alan S. Kornspan

Although sport psychology scholars often refer to John Lawther’s publication of the Psychology of Coaching as an important historical event, little detail of Lawther’s many contributions to the field of sport psychology have been discussed within the literature. Thus, the present paper describes Lawther’s various contributions to the field of sport psychology. Specifically, Lawther’s activities related to the publications of the Psychology of Coaching and Sport Psychology, presentations at the first, second, and third International Congress of Sport Psychology, as well as his leadership role in promoting the application of sport psychology during the late 1960s and early 1970s are delineated

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Chapter 1 Setting the Stage: Coordinated Approaches to School Health and Physical Education

Steven H. Kelder, Grace Goc Karp, Philip W. Scruggs, and Helen Brown

Is there anything more important than the health, well-being and education of a nation’s children? This paper takes the position that school is the most important place to educate children about health and to develop lifelong health promoting skills. We believe that health promotion programs and activities are integral to the school’s educational program, not as extracurricular, but as central to school’s educational mission. In this chapter, we highlight the importance of physical education and physical activity as key components of a well-designed coordinated school health program. We also outline the skills that PE teachers must learn to take a leadership role in the school health movement.

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“Oh, the Places You'll Go”1: Transformation of the Nation's Biomedical Research Enterprise in the 21st Century

C. William Balke, Gloria H. Umberger, and Carl G. Mattacola

The postgenomic era and heightened public expectations for tangible improvements in the public health have stimulated a complete transformation of the nation's biomedical research enterprise. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) “Roadmap for Medical Research” has catalyzed this transformation. The NIH roadmap consists of several interrelated initiatives, of which the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program is the most relevant for rehabilitation specialists. This article reviews the evolution of this transformation and highlights the unprecedented opportunities the CTSA program provides rehabilitation specialists to play leadership roles in improving the clinical care of their patients.