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Routledge Handbook of Athlete Welfare

Edited by: Melanie Lang

Print publication date:  October  2020
Online publication date:  October  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367193256
eBook ISBN: 9780429201745
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Athlete welfare should be of central importance in all sport. This comprehensive volume features cutting-edge research from around the world on issues that can compromise the welfare of athletes at all levels of sport and on the approaches taken by sports organisations to prevent and manage these.

In recent years, sports organisations have increased their efforts to ensure athlete health, safety, and well-being, often prompted by high-profile disclosures of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse; bullying; discrimination; disordered eating; addiction; and mental health issues. In this book, contributors lift the lid on these and other issues that jeopardise the physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual welfare of athletes of all ages to raise awareness of the broad range of challenges athletes face. Chapters also highlight approaches to athlete welfare and initiatives taken by national and international sport organisations to provide a safer, more ethical sports environment.

As the first book to focus exclusively on athlete welfare, this is an essential read for students and researchers in sports studies, coaching, psychology, performance, development and management, and physical education. It is also a useful reference point for anyone working in welfare, safeguarding, child protection, and equity and inclusion in and beyond sport.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Developments in international policy on athlete welfare Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Scientism and the welfare of athletes Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Organisational obligations toward athlete transitions Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Athlete shaming and the ethics of care Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Gendered violence in women’s artistic gymnastics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Psychological abuse in competitive and high-performance women’s volleyball Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Presenteeism in elite sport organisations Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The issue of athlete welfare and why tackling should be removed from physical education and school sport Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Welfare and the protection of young athletes Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Degrading and harming new teammates during hazing Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Exploring the links between self-directed violence and child maltreatment and bullying in sport Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Mental health in sport Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Suicide among athletes Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The athlete and addiction Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Eating disorders and disordered eating in sport Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The welfare of disabled people in sport Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Racial and ethnic diversity and racist ruptures in US youth soccer Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Locked out Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Virtual technologies as tools of maltreatment Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The welfare of adolescent high-performance action sport athletes Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Examinations of sports workers’ welfare in spaces of geopolitical conflict Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Pasifika rugby migration and athlete welfare Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Countering the trajectories towards new forms of violence in youth Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Sexual abuse ‘survivor’ research in sport Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Factors influencing the mental health of sports match officials Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The role of parents in promoting the welfare of children involved in sport Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Consent and complicity Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Athlete welfare in coach–athlete romantic relationships Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Moving beyond unproblematic policy implementation Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Protection of the athlete Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Criminal record checks as a tool to prevent child abuse in sport Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Protecting athletes against sexual violence Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Measuring the prevalence of interpersonal violence against children in sport Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Advancing autonomy-supportive coaching through the application of the transtheoretical model Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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