Looking for boundary spanners: an exploratory study of critical experiences of coaches in sport-for-development programmes

Published on Jan 14, 2021in Sport Education and Society4.119
· DOI :10.1080/13573322.2021.1871726
Karen Van der Veken3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UGent: Ghent University),
Kevin Harris4
Estimated H-index: 4
+ 2 AuthorsSara Willems24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UGent: Ghent University)
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Abstract
Given that sport-for-development (SfD) requires the intentional use of sport as a tool to realize developmental goals in complex contexts, there is a need for reflexive SfD coaches who can successf...
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#1Emelien Lauwerier (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 7
#2Esther Van Poel (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 2
Last. Sara Willems (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 24
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Unequal access to health promotion resources and early prevention services is a major determinant of health inequity among youth. Initiatives that improve the access to and adoption of health promotion messages are important undertakings, e.g., sport. Sport-for-development (SFD) programs are seen as valuable delivery tools, in which coaches are used as change agents to increase health awareness and behavior among at-risk youth. The delivery of such messages requires specific knowledge and skills...
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#1Reinhard Haudenhuyse (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 9
#2John Hayton (Northumbria University)H-Index: 7
Last. Pascal Delheye (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 6
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We can no longer claim that academic interest in the area of sport and social inclusion is lacking. Dedicated books, special issues, commissioned reports, and landmark articles on the topic of social inclusion and sport have been produced by devoted scholars. The same can be said for the burgeoning area of sport for development and peace. These relatively young academic fields seem to be struggling to create new fundamental theoretical insights about how organized sport can both act as an inclus...
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#1Karen Van der Veken (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 3
#2Emelien Lauwerier (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 7
Last. Sara Willems (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 24
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BACKGROUND: Groups at risk of exclusion from society appear to have a lower health status and more health-related problems. Prevention efforts in these groups are not always successful, and new ways have to be sought by which health messages can be delivered. Many agree on low-threshold sport activities, also called 'community sports', to be a powerful tool to target socially vulnerable groups. Until now, it has not been investigated how and when such sport initiatives may be able to impact heal...
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#1Shana SabbeH-Index: 2
#2Lieve BradtH-Index: 10
Last. Rudi RooseH-Index: 17
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Current literature suggests that community sport contributes to social cohesion. Yet, empirical research is still scant, and existing conceptualizations of social cohesion in the context of community sport are dominated by a social capital approach emphasizing the individual over the structural conditions that need to be addressed if social cohesion is to be achieved. This article aims to provide more insight into how social cohesion is operationalized in community sport practices. Qualitative r...
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#1Chad OatleyH-Index: 2
#2Kevin HarrisH-Index: 4
ABSTRACTPurpose: Understanding how and why a participatory approach to evaluation could work within, and add value to, sport-for-development programmes is crucial if to enhance the current approach...
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#1Justin Jagosh (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 15
ABSTRACTThe naturally occurring complexity of the social and natural worlds, along with rising challenges in the social, health and environmental domains, makes retroduction a compelling mode of in...
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ABSTRACTGrowing evidence outlines how sport can assist with community regeneration and other social policy objectives. Given that the impact of austerity measures within the UK has impacted signifi...
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#1Karen Van der Veken (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 3
#2Emelien Lauwerier (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 7
Last. Sara Willems (UGent: Ghent University)H-Index: 24
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Background Socially excluded groups are at higher risk of low well-being and poor health. The link between social exclusion and health inequities is complex, and not being involved in society makes it difficult to be reached by standard prevention programs. Sport-for-development (SFD) programs are low-threshold and may be promising settings for inclusive actions. We explore the underlying mechanisms through which SFD might have an impact on social inclusion and examine the necessary conditions t...
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#1Ruth Jeanes (Monash University)H-Index: 20
#2Tony Rossi (University of Western Sydney)H-Index: 14
Last. Ryan Lucas (Monash University)H-Index: 2
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ABSTRACTSport has become an important component of programmes seeking to address major challenges or ‘wicked problems’ within the UK, particularly those affecting young people. This article draws o...
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#1Louis Moustakas (German Sport University Cologne)H-Index: 4
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