Sexual harassment in elite sport

Engelberg, Terry, and Moston, Stephen (2019) Sexual harassment in elite sport. In: Krieger, Jörg, and Wasson, Stephen, (eds.) Dark Sides of Sport. Sport & Society . Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, IL, USA, pp. 133-146.

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Abstract

In many countries, sport is officially recognized as having an important social function and as a powerful cultural force (e.g., Australian Sports Commission 2012). Through participation in sport people learn attitudes, behaviors and social norms, and while it is commonly assumed that such outcomes will be positive, there is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that sport exerts a negative influence. For example, a summary of the research evidence (Liston et al. 2017) shows that sporting environments are places where violence against women can occur directly, and also indirectly through the entrenching of violence-supportive attitudes and behaviors. In this chapter, we examine sexual harassment in elite sport. While this is a prevalent and serious issue, there has been relatively little research on the topic.

Item ID: 57224
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781863351508
Keywords: sport; sexual harassment; abuse; athletes; sport integrity
Copyright Information: Copyright © Jörg Krieger & Stephan Wassong 2019
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2019 02:14
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour @ 50%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1504 Commercial Services > 150404 Sport and Leisure Management @ 40%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170105 Gender Psychology @ 10%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950102 Organised Sports @ 100%
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