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ERIC Number: EJ1155723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1472-9679
The Identity, Epistemology and Developmental Experiences of High-Level Adventure Sports Coaches
Christian, Ed; Berry, Matt; Kearney, Phil
Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, v17 n4 p353-366 2017
The aim of this research was to further the literature on the identity and practices of adventure sports coaches (ASCs). Current research indicates that these coaches hold well-defined epistemic beliefs that underpin their approaches to coaching. We sought to explore whether these findings applied to a more diverse sample and to examine their working practices and developmental experiences. Semi-structured interviews were conducted on high-level ASCs. Inductive thematic analysis showed that (1) the coaches share similar working practices which are unpredictable and varied, (2) that the coaches possess and can articulate sophisticated epistemological beliefs and (3) the coaches consider themselves to be on a constant learning journey.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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