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Researchers have reported that people in many professions (e.g., professional athletes, coaches, law enforcement officers, family physicians and surgeons) commonly employ mental imagery and find it to be a useful aid when completing the behaviours common to their profession (Hall, 2001; Jedlic,...
The purpose of this study was to explore personal and social benefits associated with participation in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). Sixteen participants (2 head instructors and 14 athletes; M age = 33.8 years, M duration of involvement in BJJ = 5.5 years) participated in individual semi-structured...
The purpose of this exploratory research study was to examine the phenomenon of alienation in physical education from the perspectives of children. Of particular interest were children’s perspectives about the three constructs of alienation: powerlessness, meaninglessness and social isolation as...