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Body-related emotional experiences in sport among adolescent girls: Participation outcomes over time

Body-related emotional experiences in sport among adolescent girls: Participation outcomes over time

Concerns related to appearance, body shape, size, and weight disproportionally affect girls during adolescence and may impact their sport experiences. The purpose of this mixed-methods program of research was to assess body-related emotions (guilt, shame, envy, embarrassment, pride) among adolescent girls involved in sport, identify how the emotions change over time, and to test sport…

Exploring Developmental Factors for Overcoming Relative Age Effects in Ice Hockey

Exploring Developmental Factors for Overcoming Relative Age Effects in Ice Hockey

This research program investigated the accumulated advantage of Relative Age Effects (RAEs) amongst Canadian male adolescent ice hockey players at different competitive levels (i.e., house league and travel) in hopes of: a) assessing the leadership behaviours and other developmental outcomes (e.g., personal & social skills, goal setting) among Canadian hockey players within the context of…

Rural children and their communities leading the way toward the enhancement of sports and recreation

Rural children and their communities leading the way toward the enhancement of sports and recreation

The purpose of the study was to engage rural preadolescent children in the development of research questions that are relevant and meaningful to exploring their participation and commitment to sport and other recreational activities. The three objectives were 1) To understand the children’s experience in participation of sport, 2) To discover from the children’s perspective,…

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Changing? The Culture of Sport Hazing in the 21st Century-January 2018

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Changing? The Culture of Sport Hazing in the 21st Century-January 2018

Hazing is a complex issue that is entangled in the culture and tradition of Canadian University sport. Hazing is defined as an event created to establish a team’s social hierarchy by humiliating, degrading, abusing and/or endangering newcomers regardless of a person’s willingness to participate in order to reinforce their social status on the team. This…

Leveraging Parasport Events for Sustainable Community Participation

Leveraging Parasport Events for Sustainable Community Participation

The aim of this project was to examine how the hosting of different forms of sport events for persons with disabilities were being leveraged to create opportunities for community participation, and influence community attitudes towards disability. Research on events demonstrates that it is necessary to intentionally and strategically construct programs and opportunities around the event…

Inclusion in the Field(s) of Dreams?

Inclusion in the Field(s) of Dreams?

The purpose of this project was to explore issues surrounding segregated sport for people with impairments and to address the question of whether or not segregated sport perpetuates inequity (Fay & Wolff, 2009). The specific objectives included: (1) Identifying the drawback and benefits of participation in segregated athlete training programs taking place in different settings;…