That Was The Week That Was,
November 13–19, 2023

Dear all,

Last week the following items were published on (see below; language and publication dates, YYMMDD, in brackets). Click on the red headings to go to content. Utilize the Google Translate service to turn Scandinavian language pages into (some sort of) English.
Have a great week,
Kjell Eriksson

Research Articles

Motives, Motivation, and Motivational Climate of Young Norwegian Swimmers, and their Parents’ Belief

(Shutterstock/Chalermpon Poungpeth)

Motivation is important for enjoyment, skill development, and persistence in swimming. The quality and direction of motivation is influenced by a swimmer’s perceived motivational climate, which is created by coaches and parents. The theoretical framework in this study by Ingeborg Ljødal, Bjørn Harald Olstad and Anne Marte Pensgaard combines self-determination theory and achievement goal theory, to analyze the motives and motivation of swimmers and the influence of social climate on their motivation. (Peer reviewed article, published in Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum 231115.

Back to the basics: On ethics, football, and youth

With a pedagogical objective, this article by Constantino Pereira Martins and Luísa Ávila da Costa seeks to think and explore ethics in a way accessible to the common, non-philosophical reader, deconstructing and challenging the usual weight of the classical tradition and translating it to direct and fundamental questioning. This basic structure enables the presentation of the problem through seven statements, each open to singular or unified discussions regarding ethics in general or within specific pragmatic cases. (Published in English 231116.

Book Review

The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise: 2nd Edition, by Andrew P. Hill (ed.)


This extensively revised and updated 2nd edition of Andrew P. Hills’ edited collection The Psychology of Perfectionism in Sport, Dance, and Exercise (Routledge) offers a comprehensive account of the latest research and practice issues relating to perfectionism in sport and, however to a much lesser degree, in dance and exercise. The conspicuous paucity of perfectionism perspectives relating to dance is the only point of strong criticism in Sara Daniels’ otherwise highly appreciative review.
(Review in English, published 230516.)

New Issues of Scholarly Journals

(We rely heavily on journal publishers delivering on their promises of new issue alerts. Sometimes they don’t.)

  • Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Volume 35, 2023, Issue 4 (23113)
  • European Sport Management Quarterly, Volume 23, 2023, Issue 4 (231114)
  • International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, Vol. 23, 2023, No. 4 (231115)
  • International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 58, 2023, No. 2 (231116)
  • International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 58, 2023, No. 3 (23116)
  • International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 58, 2023, No. 4 | Sport and Migration in the Age of Superdiversity (231116)
  • International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Vol. 58, 2023, No. 5 (231119)

News items (calls for papers, vacancies, etc.)

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University, originally called the School of Physical and Health Education, turned 75 last year.
  • Call for Papers | The 2024 Macintosh Sociology of Sport Day Conference | Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, January 20, 2024. Call ends December 11, 2023 (231113)
  • Call for Papers | Frontiers Research Topic: “Skateboarding and Society: Intersection s, Influences, and Implications”. Call ends February 29, 2024 (2314)
  • Call for Papers | ‘Addressing “Wicked” Problems and Opportunities’, the inaugural Event Management Conference (EMC) | Orlando, Florida, June 17–20 , 2024. Call ends February 17, 2024 (231115)

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