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Exploring Religiosity and Spirituality in Coping With Sport Injuries

Diane M. Wiese-Bjornstal, Kristin N. Wood, Amanda J. Wambach, Andrew C. White, and Victor J. Rubio

different coping strategies prove useful in managing health challenges, and among them is a reliance on religiosity and spirituality (R/S, Koenig, 2012 ). R/S are often combined because they are closely related, complex constructs “involving cognitive, emotional, behavioral, interpersonal, and

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Intrinsic Religiosity and Substance Use in Intercollegiate Athletes

Eric A. Storch, Jason B. Storch, Adrienne H. Kovacs, Aubree Okun, and Eric Welsh

Although there has been little research examining religiosity in athletes, recent evidence suggests that it may play an important role in the lives of some athletes. The present study investigated the relationship of intrinsic religiosity to substance use in intercollegiate athletes. The Intrinsic Religiosity subscale of the Duke Religion Index, the Alcohol Problems subscale of the Personality Assessment Inventory, and two questions assessing marijuana and other drug use were completed by 105 varsity athletes. Findings indicated that intrinsic religiosity was inversely associated with alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use. Implications of these findings for sport practitioners are discussed.

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Relationships among Religiosity, Physical Activity, and Sedentary Behavior in Jewish Adolescents

David Kahan

Because the effects of religion or religiosity on physical activity (PA) and sedentary activity (SA) are unknown, weekend accrual of PA and SA was measured among Jewish adolescents (N = 437) attending religious day schools in two large cities in the western United States. Participants completed the Self-Administered Physical Activity Checklist and demographic and religious questionnaire items. Orthodox respondents accrued less PA and SA on Saturday than the non-Orthodox; no differences on Sunday were found. Factor analysis of the religiosity items yielded three factors: observance, devotion, and doctrinal consonance. Correlation of factor scores with PA and SA revealed that observance was most strongly associated with accrual of PA and SA.

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Religiosity of Elite College Athletes

Eric A. Storch, Andrea R. Kolsky, Susan M. Silvestri, and Jason B. Storch

This study was a pilot examination of the religiousness of student athletes as compared to nonathletes. Participants were 248 undergraduate students (84 athletes) at the University of Florida who were enrolled in randomly chosen courses within the Department of Counselor Education. To assess the organizational, nonorganizational, and intrinsic dimensions of religion, the Duke Religion Index was used. Findings indicate that male and female athletes reported higher degrees of organizational, nonorganizational, and intrinsic religiousness than male nonathletes. Implications of these Findings on future research and applied sport practice are discussed.

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Examining the Relationships Between Gratitude and Spiritual and Religious Identification Among Collegiate Athletes

Nicole T. Gabana, Aaron D’Addario, Matteo Luzzeri, Stinne Soendergaard, and Y. Joel Wong

findings and implications. Spirituality and/or religiosity may be relevant to the generation or expression of gratitude since many religions promote gratitude as part of their practice ( Emmons & Crumpler, 2000 ) and religiosity has been shown to be related to prosocial behaviors such as gratitude

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The Relationship Between Gratitude and Religious Identification of NCAA Athletes: A Replication Study

Nicole T. Gabana, Jeffrey B. Ruser, Mariya A. Yukhymenko-Lescroart, and Jenelle N. Gilbert

examining the athlete population to understand these nuances and further inform clinical and performance intervention research. The Connection Among Gratitude, Spirituality, and Religiosity Spirituality and religiosity are variables that have both been linked to gratitude and effective coping during times

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An Exploration of Audience Demographics, Personal Values, and Lifestyle: Influences on Viewing Network Coverage of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games

Stephen R. McDaniel

This study uses a two-stage telephone survey method, involving a stratified random sample (n = 248) of American adults (18+), to examine the implications of audience demographics, personal values, lifestyle, and interests to sport marketing and media, in the context of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Three hypotheses were tested using stepwise multiple regression and independent group t-test analyses and all received at least partial support. Male respondents' levels of interest in the Olympic Games were significantly related to their patriotic values and lifestyle. Those most interested in this event reported significantly higher levels of patriotism and religiosity than those less interested; likewise, the high event interest group reported enjoying advertising at a significantly greater level than their low event interest counterparts. Demographics, lifestyle, and event interest levels significantly influenced total amount of exposure to the event telecast.

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How Sports Identification Compares to Political and Religious Identification: Relationships to Violent Extremism and Radicalization

Andrew C. Billings, Nathan A. Towery, Sean R. Sadri, and Elisabetta Zengaro

( Moghaddam, 2005 ). Criminological approaches to understanding radicalization underscore a shift from an overreliance on psychological factors or religiosity of the individual to “more sociological, environmental and structural analysis to advance the explanation of political violence” ( Ahmad & Monaghan

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Race, Gender and Sport: The Politics of Ethnic ‘Other’ Girls and Women

Manal Hamzeh

religion. “Culture” becomes shorthand for the complexities of religiosity, muslimness and Islam in all it’s forms throughout history. “Culture” becomes the main trope to understand muslims . This use of “culture”, as an analytic category to describe the complex circumstances and the interlocking

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Playing While White: Privilege and Power On and Off the Field

Taylor M. Henry

’s scope and style give the book a unique readability. The book addresses numerous aspects of the white racial framing of sports, ranging from criminality to presumed intellectual ability, from work ethic to religiosity and character. The sheer number of sports and athletes addressed make Playing While