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ERIC Number: EJ1095162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
An Examination of Conceptualization of Sport Metaphors
Dervent, Fatih
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v4 n4 p259-268 Apr 2016
This study examined the metaphors that were used by athletes, coaches, faculty members, and sport managers to describe the concept of "sport". Participants (N = 473) were asked to reveal the single metaphor they had in minds in the sense of the concept of sport by the prompt "Sport is like … because …" 22 valid metaphors were analyzed by content analysis and 5 conceptual categories were identified. Differences in the conceptualization of sport were detected in terms of participants' gender, continents, and professions. Metaphors seem to be an effective tool to have a better understanding of the concept of sport.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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