A Content Analysis of Environmental Sustainability Research in a Sport-Related Journal Sample

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Cheryl Mallen Brock University

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Lorne J. Adams Brock University

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This study systematically examined the extent of environmental sustainability (ES) research within the sport-related journal sample of academic literature to identify areas of under-emphasis and recommend directions for future research. The data collection and analysis followed a content analysis framework. The investigation involved a total of 21 sport-related academic journals that included 4,639 peer-reviewed articles published from 1987 to 2008. Findings indicated a paucity of sport-ES research articles (n = 17) during this time period. Further analysis compared the sport-ES studies within the sample to research in the broader management literature. A research agenda is suggested to advance sport-ES beyond the infancy stage.

Mallen and Stevens are with the Dept. of Sport Management, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Adams is with the Dept. of PEKN and Athletics, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

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