Introduction to athlete welfare

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Abstract

This chapter begins by defining ‘athlete welfare’ and how this was conceptualised for this edited collection. It goes on to provide an overview of the socio-cultural context of sport to explore why athletes are at particular risk of a range of issues that can compromise their welfare, physically, emotionally, psychologically, sexually, intellectually, socially, behaviourally, and spiritually. The chapter also provides an overview of each of the 34 newly commissioned chapters in the Handbook.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Athete Welfare
EditorsMelanie Lang
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
ChapterIntroduction
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780367193256
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Handbook series
PublisherRoutledge

Keywords

  • athlete welfare, well-being, athlete safety, health, wellness, child protection, violence, abuse, maltreatment

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    LANG, MELANIE. (Accepted/In press). Introduction to athlete welfare. In M. Lang (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Athete Welfare (pp. 1-11). (Routledge Handbook series). Routledge.