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ERIC Number: EJ1122120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1065-6219
Faith Informing Competitive Youth Athletes in Christian Schooling
Hoven, Matt
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v25 n3 p273-289 2016
How do students use religious faith to inform their actions in competitive sport? This qualitative study critically reflects on this question based upon the thinking processes and experiences of 15-year-old participants in sports and, in turn, produces a basic conceptual framework toward the question at hand. Overall, students reported a complex, competitive environment where they integrate, overlook, and avoid their faith as a means to inform their competitive drive in sport. Despite these mixed results and the dangers of aggressive sport, this paper concludes that Christian schools would be unwise to restrict support to only angelic sporting events and instead should, among several suggestions, incorporate insight from health standards, reconsider the use of prayer, and think about improved educational prescriptions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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