Looking the other way: Athletes' perceptions of coaches' responses to hazing
Deviant overconformity, Initiation rituals, Sport ethics, Team building
International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching
Framed within the psychosocial context of the sport ethic and socialapproval goal orientation, this study qualitatively investigated athletes' perceptions of their coaches' involvement in hazing, as well as the role coaches should assume if hazing occurs. Twenty-one athletes volunteered from a number of classes associated with a Midwestern university's health, physical education, and leisure services division. The athletes participated in interviews regarding their involvement in hazing. Data analysis identified a variety of perceptions by participants associated with the coaches' role and actual involvement in team hazing experiences, including taking a proactive stance against hazing and accepting hazing. Implications of these findings to future research relate to the sport ethic, team building, social cohesion, and leadership in the athletic setting.
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Kowalski, Christopher and Waldron, Jennifer, "Looking the other way: Athletes' perceptions of coaches' responses to hazing" (2010). Faculty Publications. 2059.