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Paul M. Wright, Karisa Fuerniss, and Nicholas Cutforth

Theory surely leads to practice. But practice also leads to theory. And teaching, at its best, shapes both research and practice. Viewed from this perspective, a more comprehensive, more dynamic understanding of scholarship can be considered, one in which the rigid categories of teaching, research

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George B. Cunningham, Janet S. Fink, and James J. Zhang

publication of Brooks’s ( 1981 ) edited text. In doing so, we (a) summarize historical events in the field, including those related to educational advances and professional societies; (b) highlight theoretical advances; (c) review the research in the field over time, categorizing the scholarship into three

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Alan L. Smith, Karl Erickson, and Leapetswe Malete

are few contexts that exhibit the same degree of reach and engagement, not only among young people themselves but also of supporting adults, agencies, and communities. Consequently, it is no surprise that scholarship on youth sport has expanded over the past 4 decades in concert with the maturation of

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Gashaw Abeza, Norm O’Reilly, and Jessica R. Braunstein-Minkove

“scientific myopia” and a “melting pot.” Following the lack of coordination, several review articles have appeared in the literature in which authors attempted to organize the scholarship by examining the history and evolution of RM (e.g.,  Harker & Egan, 2006 ; Möller & Halinen, 2000 ), the varied

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Janet B. Parks and Michael E. Bartley

Scholarship expectations of many universities in the United States are becoming more stringent. The purpose of this study was to examine variables associated with the scholarship of the sport management professoriate. The participants were 266 of the 422 academics in the NASPE-NASSM Sport Management Program List (1991). Chi-square tests of independence (alpha < .004) revealed slight tendencies for (a) younger faculty to have doctorates in areas such as sport management, psychology/sociology of sport, and legal aspects of sport rather than in physical education; (b) younger faculty to have more publications than older faculty; (c) women to be concentrated in the lower ranks and salary ranges; and (d) movement toward gender parity in rank and salary. This study should be replicated in 5 years to discover if these tendencies were precursors of trends.

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Weimo Zhu and Ang Chen

One of the most important legacies and contributions that Catherine D. Ennis made is her line of research on physical education teachers’ value orientations. This specific research line and associated scholarship stemmed from developing the well-known Value Orientation Inventory (VOI; Chen, Ennis

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Gashaw Abeza, Norm O’Reilly, Benoit Séguin, and Ornella Nzindukiyimana

This work critically assesses the history and current state of social media scholarship in sport management research. Methodologically, the study is based on a comprehensive census review of the current body of literature in the area of social media. The review identifies 123 social media articles in sport management research that were mined from a cross-disciplinary examination of 29 scholarly journals from January 2008 (earliest found) to June 2014. The work identifies the topic areas, the platforms, the theories, and the research methods that have received the (most/least) attention of the social media research community, and provides suggestions for future research.

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Melinda A. Solmon

. It was also very special to have the chance to get to know Jo Safrit and to gain an appreciation of her scholarship and work ethic. The time I spent at Maryland was a wonderful experience, and I have said many times that I have been a better scholar and faculty member because of the time that I spent

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Anthony J. Amorose and Thelma S. Horn

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among athletes’ intrinsic motivation (IM), gender, scholarship status, perceptions of the number of their teammates receiving scholarships, and perceptions of their coaches’ behavior. Male and female college athletes (N = 386) from a variety of Division I sports completed a series of paper-and-pencil questionnaires. Multivariate analyses revealed that (a) scholarship athletes reported higher levels of IM than did nonscholarship athletes, (b) male athletes reported higher IM than did female athletes, and (c) perceived coaching behaviors were related to athletes’ IM. Specifically, athletes with higher IM perceived their coaches to exhibit a leadership style that emphasized training and instruction and was high in democratic behavior and low in autocratic behavior. In addition, athletes with higher levels of IM perceived that their coaches provided high frequencies of positive and informationally based feedback and low frequencies of punishment-oriented and ignoring behaviors. Results are discussed in terms of cognitive evaluation theory.

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Danielle D. Wadsworth, Mary E. Rudisill, Jared A. Russell, James R. McDonald, and David D. Pascoe

The School of Kinesiology at Auburn University unites teaching, research, and outreach efforts to provide access to physical activity for local, statewide, and global communities. This paper provides a brief overview of the programs as well as strategies to mobilize efforts for physical activity outreach within an academic setting. School-wide efforts include youth initiatives, physical activity assessments offered through our TigerFit program, and the United States Olympic Team Handball training center. All programs provide service-learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students as well as outreach outcomes. Furthermore, the programs provide a platform for scholarship in the form of publications, partnerships for grant submissions, and student research projects. Merging teaching, outreach, and scholarship has provided longevity for the programs, thereby establishing long-term social ties to the community and providing continued access to physical activity to promote public health.