Masters of Education in Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies Graduate Projects

Abstract

Social acceptance into a sport group is a critical motivating factor for sport participation. Indeed, this drive for in-group acceptance is also a key reason why individuals adhere to normative group behavior, which is sometimes dysfunctional, but often productive. The current theory-to-practice article offers a series of suggestions for coaches and practitioners, based on a framework that synthesizes components of the social identity approach (Tajfel & Turner, 1979) with the Waldron and Krane (2005) model. These suggestions are designed to create a sport environment that facilitates social acceptance, and subsequently promote the establishment of, and adherence to, productive team norms.

Advisor

Vikki Krane

Second Reader

Amanda Paule-Koba

Semester

Fall

Year

2016

Degree

M.Ed.

Program

Kinesiology

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