ERIC Number: EJ1021429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
The Australian Situation: Not So Touchy?
Sport, Education and Society, v18 n5 p599-614 2013
Fear of unmediated touch between adults and children has become a feature of life in Anglophone countries, including Australia. Previous research has shown that this fear has had an impact on interactions between adults and children, particularly in education and early years care contexts. To assess the extent to which these fears have influenced Australians' willing to participate or allow their children to participate in junior sport 20 semi-structured interviews were conducted with sports administrators, parents, junior sports officials and young sportspeople. Results suggest that Australians are aware of the prevailing discourses of risk but see these as irrelevant to their own contexts. As a result, junior sport in Australia continues to thrive.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Risk, Athletics, Semi Structured Interviews, Parents, Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Court Litigation, Sexual Abuse, Physical Education, Clubs, Adults, Children, Aquatic Sports
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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