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Working with Nigerian Athletes

Cultural Sport Psychology

Human Kinetics, 2009

Ebook Chapter

...In this chapter we introduce Nigerian culture. The chapter begins with a brief description of Nigerian history and geography. We then consider several customs of Nigeria and their variations. After the introduction of sport development...

Community Recreation

Donald J. McLean

Donald J. McLean, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism administration at Western Illinois University–Quad Cities in Moline, Illinois. He has been teaching ethics classes since 1989. His interest in this area was spurred by practical experience gained through 12 years of coaching competitive rowing and founding rowing programs and clubs at the varsity, campus recreation, and community levels. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Daniel G. Yoder

Daniel G. Yoder, PhD, provided most of the case studies in this book from his experiences. Yoder is a professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism administration at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. He has taught at the university level for 12 years and has also worked in the leisure services field for 12 years. He is a member of the National Park and Recreation Association and of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA), having served in a number of positions with the IPRA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Issues in Recreation and Leisure : Ethical Decision Making

Human Kinetics, 2005

Ebook Chapter

...To learn about the role of public recreation in the communityTo become informed about naive legalism as a pitfall to ethical decision making and actingTo consider the issue of sexual harassment in community recreationTo consider the issue...

Overview of Youth Sport

Robin S. Vealey

Robin S. Vealey, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health at Miami University in Ohio, where she has worked for more than 30 years. She has dedicated nearly her entire adult life to youth sports, whether as a coach, administrator, educator, researcher, or consultant. She is internationally known for her research on the psychological aspects of youth sport and coaching effectiveness. Vealey, who has authored three books, has won several professional awards throughout her academic career, including being named a fellow by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Melissa A. Chase

Melissa A. Chase, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health at Miami University in Ohio, where she has worked for two decades. She specializes in research about coaching efficacy and self-efficacy in children interested in increasing motivation and effectiveness, and she has presented her research across the United States and internationally. She was named a fellow by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and SHAPE America and is a certified consultant in sport psychology as recognized by AASP. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Best Practice for Youth Sport

Human Kinetics, 2016

Ebook Chapter

...In this chapter, you’ll learnabout different types of youth sports,what youth sport looks like in different countries,about barriers to youth sport participation, andabout national and international organizations dedicated...

International Relations and Sport

Social Sciences in Sport

Human Kinetics, 2014

Ebook Chapter

...The status of international relations (IR) as a field of study has been a matter of intense debate for a number of years (Schmidt, 2002). Issues include dissension about whether IR constitutes a distinct academic discipline with clearly...