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Quid interpersonal violence in the sport integrity literature? A scoping review.

Constandt, B., Vertommen, T., Cox, L., Kavanagh, E., Kumar, B. P., Pankowiak, A., Parent, S. and Woessner, M., 2023. Quid interpersonal violence in the sport integrity literature? A scoping review. Sport in Society. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2023.2233433


Interpersonal violence (IV) against athletes has gained increased research, policy, and media attention. The purpose of this study is to analyze the scientific sport integrity literature (2010-2020) to better understand (a) to what extent, and (b) how IV has been discussed therein. Implementing Arksay and O’Malley’s scoping review framework, 1,342 studies were identified. Most studies focused on doping (n=930), and to a lesser extent (illegal) gambling (n=191), and match-fixing (n=61). Only 36 studies broadly discussed IV as a sport integrity issue. Further thematic analysis showed that IV is sometimes recognized as a personal and organizational sport integrity threat and as an instrumental facilitator for other integrity breaches. Moreover, the normalization of aggression and violence in sport was a recurring theme, hampering safe, fair, and inclusive sport systems and organizations. To effectively address the issue of IV, this review article advocates for a broad, integral, and holistic sport integrity approach.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Harassment and Abuse; Literature review; Maltreatment; Normalization; Integrity
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:38793
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:17 Jul 2023 14:01
Last Modified:17 Jul 2023 14:01


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