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Jeff Alexander Graham and Marlene A. Dixon

The work-family interface continues to be an important research area as the positive (Carlson, Kacmar, Wayne, & Grzywacz, 2006; Greenhaus & Powell, 2006; Parasuraman & Greenhaus, 2002; Sieber, 1974) and negative (Duxbury, Lyons, & Higgins, 2011; Frone, Russell, & Barnes, 1996; Greenhaus & Parasuraman, 1999; Kahn, Wolfe, Quinn, Snoek, & Rosenthal, 1964; Mullen, Kelley, & Kelloway, 2011; Netemeyer, Boles, & McMurrian, 1996) consequences of successfully balancing work and family have implications for both individuals and organizations. Within sport management, most research has focused on issues surrounding the work-family interface of coaching mothers (Bruening & Dixon, 2007; Dixon & Bruening, 2005, 2007; Dixon & Sagas, 2007; Schenewark & Dixon, 2012; Palmer & Leberman, 2009). Recent research outside of sport management suggests that fathers also perceive tension between work and family (Galinsky, Aumann, & Bond, 2011; Harrington, Van Deusen, & Humberd, 2011; Parker & Wang, 2013). Therefore, this article examines the work-family interface of coaching fathers, with a focus on the further development of a research agenda.

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Jeffrey Graham, Allison Smith and Sylvia Trendafilova

resource or socio-cultural courses the graduate students were enrolled in. However, he was shocked to hear this statement coming from Vanessa, one of the graduate marketing interns who usually only had positive things to say about working in sport marketing. Craig had been working in collegiate athletics

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Sue Inglis

This review paper presents recent critiques regarding research in sport management and suggests that focus groups are a qualitative methodology particularly suited to research and practice in sport management. Features of qualitative methodology and merits of focus groups are presented. The challenge to scholars working in sport management is (a) to consider using focus-group methodology in situations where such usage will advance the understanding of and response to research questions, and (b) to consider using focus groups as a self-contained methodology or in triangulation with other methodologies.

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Rory Mack, Jeff Breckon, Joanne Butt and Ian Maynard

The purpose of this study was to explore how sport and exercise psychologists working in sport understand and use motivational interviewing (MI). Eleven practitioners participated in semistructured interviews, and inductive thematic analysis identified themes linked to explicit use of MI, such as building engagement and exploring ambivalence to change; the value of MI, such as enhancing the relationship, rolling with resistance and integrating with other approaches; and barriers to the implementation of MI in sport psychology, such as a limited evidence-base in sport. Findings also indicated considerable implicit use of MI by participants, including taking an athlete-centered approach, supporting athlete autonomy, reflective listening, demonstrating accurate empathy, and taking a nonprescriptive, guiding role. This counseling style appears to have several tenets to enhance current practice in sport psychology, not least the enhancement of therapeutic alliance.

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Claire Schaeperkoetter, Jonathan Mays and Jordan R. Bass

In this Insights paper, we examine the continued decrease in the numbers of female coaches of high-profile sports teams. The decline in number of female coaches of high-profile teams is alarming, especially considering the increase in athletic participation among women. Because of this, it is important to examine possible explanations for this issue as a starting point for action and reform. We first detail several relevant examples of recent hires and firings of high-profile coaches in different countries around the world. Then, we briefly examine the relevant literature on gender representation of those working in sport. Using recent women’s basketball coaching changes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a case in point, we aim to demonstrate that the trend of decreasing numbers of female coaches continues. We believe the specific setting of college coaches represents the moral global issue of gender inequity in regards to high-performance coaching settings. Specifically, we argue that a three-pronged conceptual approach—cultural capital, role congruity theory, and homologous reproduction—can provide insights into the hiring practices of female coaches in comparison with their male coaching counterparts.

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Melissa Davies

’s marketing landscape. This is a must-read for those presently working in sport marketing, especially in the college sport landscape. Undergraduate students could also benefit from reading the book, particularly if they intend to pursue a sport-marketing-related position on graduation. The book is an easy

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Zack P. Pedersen

-too-distant past. This book, outside of the few politically focused chapters, tells of the highs and lows of working in sport, and sport sponsorship, in particular, to those who wish to pursue this field. Host clearly relays his strategy for how he adapted to the ever-changing world of sport sponsorship and the

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Douglas Booth

sport and modernity and his innovative portrayal of the interactions and connections between them. Disciples of critical social theory will hail the text as an exemplar of a big picture, synthetic, and political approach to the study of sport. Scholars working in sport studies will welcome the

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Tom Buning

can use to effectively motivate employees and volunteers” (p. xii). Millennials working in sport management positions offer firsthand accounts taken from interviews where they gave witness to when leadership provided that extra motivating factor. “Leadership Communication and Crisis Management

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Megan B. Shreffler, Samuel H. Schmidt and James Weiner

wanted to get in sport. (Kevin) These participants valued the experience of working in sport. The head of the department can teach the selling part of the career, but the knowledge of working within sport cannot be learned within the first week. Positions within sport often require long hours and low pay