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Christian, Ed; Kelly, John S.; Piggott, Lucy V.; Hoare, James – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2022
The role of the Adventure Sports Coach (ASC) has recently become the focus of academic interest. Although research emerging from the field is beginning to diversify, the majority is limited in terms of sampling and methodology. The current study broadened the participant base by providing a demographic analysis of ASCs. An online survey of 504…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Gender Differences, Females, Disproportionate Representation
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Christian, Ed; Hodgson, Christopher I.; Berry, Matt; Kearney, Phil – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2020
This paper forwards the position that the adventure sports coaching environment contains features that are accentuated in comparison with traditional sports coaching contexts, and that these accentuated features are conducive to the development of sophisticated epistemic beliefs. We consider the manner in which physical, social and temporal…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Beliefs, Physical Environment, Social Environment
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Christian, Ed; Berry, Matt; Kearney, Phil – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 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…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Epistemology, Learning Processes, Self Concept