'There was something that wasn't right because that was the only place I ever got treated like that': Children and young people's experiences of emotional harm in sport

Anne Stafford, Kate Alexander, Deborah Fry

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Abstract

The article reports findings from a three year study of negative and
harmful experiences of children participating in organised sport in the UK
focusing in particular on emotional harm. A convenience sample of 6,124
young people (age 18-22) completed an on-line survey about their
experiences of sport as children (up to age 16); 89 follow-up telephone
interviews were conducted. The article provides information about the
emotional harm of children in sport and the context within which it occurs.
It provides some evidence of a sporting culture where emotional harm is
widespread at all levels of sport and commonly experienced by children of
all ages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-137
Number of pages17
JournalChildhood
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2013

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