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Susan C. Davies and Brenna M. Bird

Student-athletes often fail to report concussion signs and symptoms, thereby putting themselves at risk for delayed recovery and permanent impairment. The present study examined motivations for underreporting concussion symptoms among college athletes enrolled at an NCAA Division I university. One hundred and ninety-three student-athletes in high-risk sports completed a multiple-choice survey related to self-reporting of suspected concussion symptoms and reporting of teammates’ symptoms. Results indicated that 45% of participants did not report their own suspected concussions during the present season and 50% did not report suspected concussions in teammates. Responses revealed that the primary reason for underreporting a suspected concussion was the belief that the blow to the head was not serious enough. Suggestions are provided for athletes, athletic staff, and coaches to improve players’ awareness of the signs, symptoms, and consequences of concussions, as well as how to report suspected concussions appropriately.

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Jonathan M. Casper and Jung-Hwan Jeon

outcomes. Gayman, Fraser-Thomas, Dionigi, Horton, and Baker ( 2017 ) identified such outcomes as assisting in the management of an aging identity, enhancing motivation related to continued participation in physical activity, providing opportunities to beat others and test personal abilities, and

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Rachel E. Brinkman-Majewski and Windee M. Weiss

, personality, athletic identity, and motivational orientation) are a few examples of psychosocial factors affecting athletes’ response to injury and the rehabilitation process. 3 Maintaining injured athletes’ motivation during rehabilitation can be a difficult process, especially during longer recovery periods, as with

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Helen M. Milne, Karen E. Wallman, Andrew Guilfoyle, Sandy Gordon and Kerry S. Courneya

The study aim was to examine constructs of autonomy support and competence as well as the motivation continuum from the self-determination theory (SDT) as a framework for understanding physical activity (PA) motivation and behavior in breast cancer survivors. Questionnaires assessing demographics, medical factors, PA, motivation continuum, perceived autonomy support, and competence were completed by 558 breast cancer survivors. Results showed that lymphedema (X2 = 7.9, p < .01) and income (X2 = 4.6, p < .05) were associated with meeting PA guidelines. Moreover, survivors meeting PA guidelines reported more identified regulations and intrinsic motivation (p < .01), autonomy support (p < .01), and competence (p < .01). Forced entry hierarchical regression analysis showed that SDT constructs explained 20.2% (p < .01) of the PA variance. Significant independent SDT predictors included identified regulation (ß = .14, p < .05) and competence (ß = .23, p < .01), with autonomy support approaching significance (ß = .9, p = .057). SDT may be a useful model for understanding PA motivation and behavior in breast cancer survivors.

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Sarah Stokowski, Bo Li, Benjamin D. Goss, Shelby Hutchens and Megan Turk

satisfied and motivated ( Wininger & Birkholz, 2013 ). Thus, understanding factors involved with sport management faculty job satisfaction and motivation levels can dually assist with retention efforts of both students and faculty, thereby potentially increasing the stability and quality of sport management

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Maureen R. Weiss

I was honored to give a keynote on youth sport motivation research at the 40-year anniversary of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports—I was there 40 years ago when the Institute was launched to conduct research and disseminate resources for coaches and parents on critical issues in youth

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Terese Wilhelmsen, Marit Sørensen and Ørnulf N. Seippel

& Dillon, 2012 ; Pan, Tsai, Chu, & Hsieh, 2011 ; Valentini & Rudisill, 2004 ). In this study, we employ tenets from achievement goal theory (AGT) and self-determination theory (SDT) to explore what motivational pathways support social inclusion (SI) and pedagogical inclusion (PI) in PE as perceived by

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Stéphanie Girard, Jérôme St-Amand and Roch Chouinard

time ( Sproule, Wang, Morgan, McNeill, & McMorris, 2007 ). Over the years, many researchers have emphasized the decline of teenagers’ motivation for PA. Scientists have developed many theories to explain motivation to engage in sport or PA, such as PE ( Gillet & Vallerand, 2016 ; Hagger

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Evelia Franco, Javier Coterón, Elisa Huéscar and Juan A. Moreno-Murcia

). There is extensive evidence to support that motivational variables explain this intention and other engagement-related behaviors, such as participation in PA (e.g.,  Wang, Morin, Liu, & Chian, 2016 ). Theoretical Framework: An Integrative Approach The underlying motivational processes behind PA

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Valérian Cece, Noémie Lienhart, Virginie Nicaise, Emma Guillet-Descas and Guillaume Martinent

sport motivation ( Martinent & Decret, 2015 ). Hence, maintaining a high level of autonomous motivation is acknowledged by several scholars as an essential quality that competitive athletes need to develop in their career (e.g.,  Gillet, Berjot, Vallerand, Amoura, & Rosnet, 2012 ; Martinent & Decret