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ASWIS is committed to promoting research reports and articles that focus on the intersection between social work and sports.  If you publish an article/report or come across an article/report in your review of the literature, please email the citation to mattmoore@bsu.eduNote: This is not an exhaustive list of research. These are articles referred by the authors or others for our inclusion. 

ASWIS would also love to partner with researchers across the country on the their studies.  Our Alliance has several tenure-track and tenured faculty members who have active lines of research. Collaboration between our members and the larger academic community is vital for enhancing the lives of all athletes.  If you would like to publicize a study or discuss partnership with ASWIS or any of our members please contact Dr. Matt Moore at the email above.   


Relevant Articles and Reports (last five to six years) by Topic

Disability Sport Participation


Anderson, D. M., Wozencroft, A., & Bedini, L. A. (2017). Adolescent girls' involvement in disability sport: A comparison of social support mechanisms. Journal of Leisure Research, 40(2), 183-207.

Araque, J. C., Kang, G., & Melia, K. (2018). Impact of recreational sports to individuals with physical and developmental disabilities and their caregivers: A pilot study. Journal of Behavioral & Social Sciences, 5(3), 136–147.

Bundon, A., Ashfield, A., Smith, B., & Goosey-Tolfrey, V. L. (2018). Struggling to stay and struggling to leave: The experiences of elite para-athletes at the end of their sport careers. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 37, 296–305.

Burns, J. (2020). The participation of people with intellectual diability in parasports. Journal of Paralympic Research Group, 13, 41-59.


Dehghansai, N., Lemez, S., Wattie, N., & Baker, J. (2017). A systematic review of influences on development of athletes with disabilities. Adapted Physical Quarterly, 34(1), 72-90.

Frenkiel, S. (2018). The development of Swiss wheelchair athletics. The key role of the Swiss Association of Paraplegics (1982-2015). Sport in Society, 21(4), 610-621. 

Larocca, V., Fraser-Thomas, J., & Bassett-Gunter, R. (2020). “Even if someone has a physical disability, they can still participate”: Youth with physical disabilities’ motivational physical activity message preferences. Disability and Health Journal, 13(1).


Lieberman, L. J., & Linsenbigler, K. (2017). Teaching recreational activities to children and youth with visual impairment or deaf blindness. Palaestra, 31(1), 40-46. 

Lins, S., Melo, C. F., Alves, S. G., & Silva, R. L. (2019). “Our voices, our meaning”: The social representations of sports for Brazilian athletes with disabilities. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 36(1), 42–60. 


McLoughlin, G., Weisman Fecske, C., Castaneda, Y., Gwin, C., & Graber, K. (2017). Sport participation for elite athletes with physical disabilities: Motivations, barriers, and facilitators. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 34(4), 421-441.

Noorbakhsh, M., Noorakhsh, P., & Sepasi, H. (2020). Development and validation of a tool for assessing barriers to participation in team sports for women with physical-mobility disabilities. Annals of Applied Sport Science.

Ryan, S., Fraser, T. J., & Weiss, J. A. (2018). Patterns of sport participation for youth with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 31(3), 369–378.

Mental Health


Ahsan, A. (2017). Attribution style in student athletes. Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 8(7), 655-659. 


Attwood, E. (2016). Brain trust: Addressing student-athletes' mental health. Athletic Business, 40(4), 10-11.


Barnhard, J. D. (2016). Student-athletes’ perceptions of mental illness and attitudes toward help seeking.  Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 30(3), 161-175.


Barrett, J. L., Mazerolle, S. M., & Eason, C. M. (2016). Exploring senior level athletic training students' perceptions on burnout and work-life balance. Athletic Training Education Journal, 11(2), 110-118.


Baumann, J. N. (2016). The stigma of mental health in athletes: Are mental toughness and mental health seen as contradictory in elite sports. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(3), 135-136.


Born, J. (2017). National protection of student-athlete mental health: The case for federal regulation over the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Indiana Law Journal, 92(3), 1221-1245.


Cox, C. (2015). Investigating the prevalence and risk factors of depression symptoms among NCAA Division I collegiate athletes. Retrieved from Proquest Digital Dissertations. (1592018)


Davis, J. (2018). The Kevin Show: An Olympic athlete’s battle with mental illness. Library Journal, 143(3).


Dubuc-Charbonneau, N., & Durand-Bush, N. (2015). Moving to action: The effects of a self-regulation intervention on the stress, burnout, well-being, and self-regulation capacity levels of university student-athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 9(2), 173-192.


Gavrilova, Y., & Donohue, B. (2018). Sport-specific mental health interventions in athletes: A call for optimization models sensitive to sport culture. Journal of Sport Behavior, 41(3), 283–304. 

Gary, J. M., & Rubin, N. S. (2016). Sport promoting human development and well-being: Psychological components of sustainability. UN Chronicle, 53(2), 30-32.


Gnacinski, S. L. (2017). Examining stage of change differences in NCAA student athlete’s readiness for psychological skills training. Sports Psychologist, 31(4), 356-368.

Hill, A., MacNamara, A., Collins, D., & Rodgers S. (2015). Examining the role of mental health and clinical issues within talent development. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 2042.


Hopper, T. D., & Iwasaki, Y. (2017). Engagement of “at-risk” youth through meaningful leisure. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 35(1), 20-33.

Hurley, D., Allen, M. S., Swann, C., Okely, A. D., & Vella, S. A. (2018). The development, pilot, and process evaluation of a parent mental health literacy intervention through community sports clubs. Journal of Child and Family Studies

Jones, T. V. (2016). Predictors of perceptions of mental illness and averseness to help: A survey of elite football players. Journal of Mental Health, 25(5), 422-427.


Kim, J. E., Saw, A., & Zane, N. (2015). The influence of psychological symptoms on mental health literacy of college students. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85(6), 620-630.


Kroshus, E. (2016). Variability in institutional screening practice related to collegiate student-athlete mental health. Journal of Athletic Training, 51(5), 154-162.


Kroshus, E., & Davoren, A. K. (2016). Mental health and substance use of sexual minority college athletes. Journal of American College Health, 64(5), 371-379.

Macdougall, H., O'Halloran, P., Sherry, E., & Shields, N. (2016). Needs and strengths of Australian para-athletes: Identifying their subjective psychological, social, and physical health and well-being. Sport Psychologist, 30(1), 1-12. 


Marchica, L., & Derevensky, J. (2016). Fantasy sports: A growing concern among college student-athletes. International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction, 14(5), 635-645. 


McCarthy, C. (2017). Provide effective mental health services in college athletics. College Athletics and the Law,13(10), 1-12.


Moore, M. A. (2016). Do psychosocial services make the starting lineup? Providing services to college athletes. Journal of Amateur Sport, 2(2), 50-74


Moore, M. A. (2016). Taking a timeout to ensure well-being: Social work involvement in college sports. Social Work, 61(3), 267-269.


Moore, M. (2017). Stepping outside of their comfort zone: Perceptions of seeking behavioral health services amongst college athletes. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Special Issue, 130-144.


Moreland J., Coxe K., & Yang J. (2016). A systematic review of barriers and facilitators to mental health service utilization among collegiate athletes. Journal of Sport Exercise Psychology


Neal, T., Sullivan, J., Coppel, D. B., Maniar, S., Baillie, P., & Quandt, E. (2015). Update to NCAA bylaw raises concerns about impact on student-athletes' mental health. College Athletics & The Law, 12(5), 1-5.


Petterson, H., & Olson, B. L. (2017). Effects of mindfulness-based interventions in high school and college athletes for reducing stress and injury and improving quality of life. Journal of Sports and Rehabilitation, 26(6), 578-587.

Popovych, I., Zavatskyi, V., Tsiuniak, O., Nosov, P., Zinchenko, S., Mateichuk, V., Zavataskyi Y., & Blynov, O. (2020). Research on the types of pre-game expectations in the athletes of sports games. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 20(1), 43-52.


Putukian, M. (2016). The psychological response to injury in student athletes: A Narrative review with a focus on mental health. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(3), 145-148.

Rao, A. L. (2018). Athletic suicide — separating fact from fiction and navigating the challenging road ahead. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 17(3), 83-84. 


Rao, A., & Hong, E. (2015). Understanding depression and suicide in college athletes: Emerging concepts and future directions. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(3), 136-137.


Rice, S., Purcell, R., Silva, S., Mawren, D., McGorry, P., & Parker. (2016). The mental health of elite athletes: A narrative systematic review. Sports Medicine, 46(9), 1333-1353.

Roberts, C. M., Faull A. L., Tod, D. (2016). Blurred lines: Performance enhancement, common mental disorders and referral in the U.K. athletic population. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1067. 

Ryan, H., Gayles, J. G., & Bell, L. (2018). Student-athletes and mental health experiences. New Directions for Student Services2018(163), 67–79.


Sebbens, J., Hassmen, P., Crisp, D., & Wensley, K. (2016). Mental health in sport: Improving the early intervention knowledge and confidence of elite sport staff. Frontiers in Psychology, 1-9.

Sheehan, R. B., Herring, M. P., & Campbell, M. J. (2018). Longitudinal relations of mental health and motivation among elite student-athletes across a condensed season: Plausible influence of academic and athletic schedule. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 37, 146-152. 

Ströhle, A. (2018). Sports psychiatry: Mental health and mental disorders in athletes and exercise treatment of mental disorders. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 1-14. 


Sudano, L. E., Collins, G., & Miles, C. M. (2017). Reducing barriers to mental health care for student-athletes: An integrated care model. Families, Systems, & Health, 35(1), 77-84.

Swann, C., Telenta, J., Draper, G., Liddle, S., Fogarty, A., Hurley, D., & Vella, S. (2018). Youth sport as a context for supporting mental health: Adolescent male perspectives. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 35, 55–64. 

Timpka, T., Spreco, A.,  Dahlstrom, O., Jacobsson, J., Kowalski, J., Bargoria, V., Mountjoy, M., & Svedin, C. G. (2020). Suicidal thoughts (ideation) among elite athletics (track and field) athletes: Associations with sports participation, psychological resourcefulness and having been a victim of sexual and/or physical abuse. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2020(0), 1-9.


Trojian, T. (2016). Depression is under-recognized in the sport setting: Time for primary care sports medicine to be proactive and screen widely for depression symptoms. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(3), 137-139. 


Turner, M., Moore, L., & Jenny, O. (2016). Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), irrational and rational beliefs, and the mental health of athletes. Frontiers in Psychology, 1-16. 


Uphill, M., Sly, D., Swain, J., Sappington, R., & Venney, C. (2016). From mental health to mental wealth in athletes: Looking back and moving forward. Frontiers in Psychology, 1-6.


Van Raalte, J. L., Andrews, S., Cornelius, A. E., Diehl, N. S., & Brewer, B. W. (2015). Mental health referral for student-athletes: Web-based education and training. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 9(3), 197-212.


Wahto, R. S., Swift, J. K., & Whipple, J. L. (2016). The role of stigma and referral source in predicting college student-athletes' attitudes toward psychological help-seeking. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 10(2), 85-98.


Watson, J. C., & Kissinger, D. B. (2017). Participation and wellness implications for counseling student-athletes. Journal of College Counseling, 2(10), 153-162.


Wolanin, A., Hong, E., Marks, D., Panchoo, K., & Gross, M. (2015). Prevalence of clinically elevated depressive symptoms in college athletes and differences by gender and sport. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(3), 167-171


Zillmer, E. (2016). Mental health issues among student-athletes:10 practical steps for athletics directors. Athletics Administration, 51(4), 26-29.


Zeiger, J. S., & Zeiger, R. S. (2018). Mental toughness latent profiles in endurance athletes. PLoS ONE, 2(13), 1-15.


Sport Injuries


Bennett, H. R., Czech, D., Harris, B., & Todd, S. (2016). Perceptions of coping with an injury in sport at the NCAA Division I level: Perceptual continuity between student-athletes and their athletic trainers. Clinical Kinesiology (Online Edition), 39-43.


Booth, A., Mellalieu, S., & Bruton, A. (2018). Subjective distress, sport injury-related growth, self-efficacy and wellbeing upon return to sport following injury. Sport & Exercise Psychology Review, 14(2), 23–31. 

Coxe, K., Hamilton, K., Hosea, H. H., Xiang, J., Ramirez, M. R., & Yang, J. (2017). Consistency and variation in school-level youth sports traumatic brain injury policy content. Journal of Adolescent Health.


Hayden, L. (2017). A school-based multidisciplinary response to student-athletes mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 9(3), 71-31. 

Jowett, G. E., Hill, A. P., Forsdyke, D., & Gledhill, A. (2018). Perfectionism and coping with injury in marathon runners: A test of the 2×2 model of perfectionism. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 37, 26–32. 


Neal, T. (2017). Ethical issues in concussion management. International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training, 22(1), 24-32.

Roy, D. K., & Evans, L. (2017). A grounded theory of sport injury-related growth. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(1), 35-52. 

Theadom, A., Mahon, S., Hume, P., Starkey, N., Barker-Collo, S., Jones, K., Majdan, M., & Feigin, V. L. (2020). Incidence of sports-related Traumatic Brain Injury of all severities: A systematic review. Neuroepidemiology, 2020(54), 192-99.


Yang, J. Z., Coxe, K., Singichetti, B., Ramirez, M., & Peek-Asa, C. (2015). “34 post-injury psychological symptoms: differences between concussions and orthopedic Injuries.” Published abstract. Injury Prevention, 21(2).



Atteberry-Ash, B., & Woodford, M. R. (2017). Support for policy protecting LGBT student athletes among heterosexual students participating in club and intercollegiate sports. Sexuality Research and Social Policy,15(2), 151-162. 

Bimper, A. Y. (2017). Mentorship of Black student-athletes at a predominately White American university: Critical race theory perspective on student-athlete development. Sport, Education & Society, 22(2), 175-193.


Cockburn, T. (2017). Children and the ‘Social Cohesion’ agenda in sport: Children's participation in ‘Ethnically Mixed’ sports teams in the north of England. Children & Society, 31(1), 50-60.


Cunningham, G. B. (2015). Creating and sustaining workplace cultures supportive of LGBT employees in college athletes. Journal of Sport Management, 29(4), 426-442. 

Druckman, J. N., Trawalter, S., & Montes, I. (2018). Unbiased? Race, gender, and sport effects in university medical staff’s perceptions of injured student-athletes. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education,1-10. ​

Flores, A. R., Haider-Markel, D. P., Lewis, D. C., Miller, P. R., Tadlock, B. L., and Taylor, J. K. (2020). Public attitudes about transgender participation in sports: The roles of gender, gender identity conformity, and sports fandom. Sex Roles. Retrieved from:


Fuller, R., Harrison, C. K., Bukstein, S., Martin, B. E., Lawerence, M., & Parks, C. (2017). The impact of high school on the leadership development of African American male scholar-athletes. High School Journal,100(2), 146-162.


Gill, E., (2017). College athletes and crime: The role of race, age, and peers and the implications for social work practice in college sports. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Special Issue, 19-35.


Krovel, R. (2016). Fighting strategic homophobia in football. Soccer and Society, 17(5), 744-758. 

Lee, S., Bernstein, M. B., Etzel, E. F., Gearity, B. T., & Kuklick, C. R. (2018). Student-athletes' experiences with racial microaggressions in sport: A foucauldian discourse analysis. The Qualitative Report, 23(5), 1016-1042. 


McGovern, J. (2017). The boundaries of Latino sport leadership: How skin tone, ethnicity, and nationality construct baseball's color line. Sociological Inquiry, 87(1), 49-74. 


Pritchard, T., McCollum, S., Sundal, J., & Colquit, G. (2015). Effect of the Sport Education Tactical Model on coeducational and single gender game performance. Physical Educator, 71(1), 1-22.


Reynolds, J. F. (2017). Jane Addams’ forgotten legacy: Recreation and sport. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Special Issue, 11-18.

Sato, T., Eckert, K., & Turner, S. L. (2018). Perceptions of black student athletes about academic mentorship at a predominantly white institution in higher education. Urban Review, 50(4), 559-583.


Shin, P. S. (2017). Sex and gender segregation in competitive sport: Internal and external normative perspectives. Law and Contemporary Problems, 80(4), 47-61.


Singer, J. N. (2016). African American male college athletes’ narratives on education and racism. Urban Education, 51(9), 1065-1095. 

Spaaij, R., Magee, J., Farquharson, K., Gorman, S., Jeanes, R., Lusher, D., & Storr, R. (2018). Diversity work in community sport organizations: Commitment, resistance and institutional change. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 53(3), 278–295. 


Stahura, K. A., Brown, C., & Choi, D. (2016). Race issues within intercollegiate athletics: African-American versus White athlete's perceptions of athletics and academic and community social climate. Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 10(3), 157-175.


Watson, S. D. (2017). Everyday nationalism and international hockey: Contesting Canadian national identity. Nations and Nationalism, 23(2), 289-308.


Eating Disorders/Body Image

Alahakoon, T. D. (2016). A psychological perspective on development of eating disorders in female athletes.  Retrieved from

Bruin, A. (., & Oudejans, R. R. (2018). Athletes’ body talk: The role of contextual body image in eating disorders as seen through the eyes of elite women athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 12(4), 675-698. 

Colledge, F., Cody, R., Pühse, U., & Gerber, M. (2020). Responses of fitness center employees to cases of suspected eating disorders or excessive exercise. Journal of Eating Disorders, 8(8).


Carrigan, K. W., Petrie, T. A., & Anderson, C. M. (2015). To weigh or not to weigh? Relation to disordered eating attitudes and behaviors among female collegiate athletes. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37(6), 659-665.


Chapman, J., & Woodman, T. (2016). Disordered eating in male athletes: A meta-analysis. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(2), 101-109.


DeFeciani, L. (2016). Eating disorders and body image concerns among male athletes. Clinical Social Work Journal, 44(1), 114-123.


Giel, K. E., Hermann-Werner, A., Mayer, J., & Diehl, K., Schneider, S., Thiel A., & Zipfel, S.. (2016). Eating disorder pathology in elite adolescent athletes. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(6), 553-562. 

Gorrell, S., Scharmer, C., Kinasz, K., & Anderson, D. (2020). Compulsive exercise and weight suppression: Associations with eating pathology in distance runners. Eating Behaviors, 36.


Joy, E., Kussman, A., & Nattiy, A. (2016). 2016 update on eating disorders in athletes: A comprehensive narrative review with a focus on clinical assessment and management. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(3), 154-162.


Kantanista, A. (2018). Body image of highly trained athletes engaged in different types of sports. BioMed Research International, 1-8.


Kong, P., & Harris, L. M. (2015). The sporting body: Body image and eating disorder symptomatology among female athletes from leanness focused and nonleanness focused sports. Journal of Psychology, 149(2), 141-160. 

Krebs, P. A., Dennison, C. R., Kellar, L., & Lucas, J. (2019). Gender differences in eating disorder risk among NCAA Division I cross country and track student-athletes. Journal of Sports Medicine,2019, 1-5. 

Martinsen, M., Sherman, R. T., Thompson, R. A., & Sundgot-Borgen J. (2015). Coaches’ knowledge and management of eating disorders: A randomized controlled trial. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(5), 1070-1078.


McArdle, S., Meade, M. M., & Moore, P. (2016). Exploring attitudes toward eating disorders among elite athlete support personnel. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science In Sports, 26(9), 1117-1127. 

Roessler, K. K., & Muller, A. E. (2018). “I don’t need a flat tummy; I just want to run fast” – self-understanding and bodily identity of women in competitive and recreational sports. BMC Women's Health,18(146), 1-10.


Wagner, A. J., Erickson, C. D., Tierney, D. K., Houston, M. N., & Cailee E. T (2016). The diagnostic accuracy of screening tools to detect eating disorders in female athletes. Journal of Sports and Rehabilitation, 25(4), 395-398. 


Wollenberg, G., Shriver, L. H., & Gates, G. E. (2015). Comparison of disordered eating symptoms and emotion regulation difficulties between female college athletes and non-athletes. Eating Behaviors, 18, 1-6.


Substance Abuse


Astley, C., Souza, D., & Polito, M. (2017). Acute caffeine ingestion on performance in young judo athletes. Pediatric Exercise Science, 2(3),336-340.


Cimini, D. M., Monserrat, J. M., Sokolowski, K. L., Dewitt-Parker,  J. Y., Rivero, E. M., & McElroy, L. A. (2015). Reducing high-risk drinking among student-athletes: The effects of a targeted athlete-specific brief intervention. Journal of American College Health, 63(6), 343-352. 

Denault, A., & Poulin, F. (2018). A detailed examination of the longitudinal associations between individual and team sports and alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 78, 15-21. 


Doumas, D. M., & Midgett, A. (2015). Ethnic differences in drinking motives and alcohol use among college athletes. Journal of College Counseling, 18(2), 116-129.


Druckman, J., Gilli, M., Klar, S., & Robison, J. (2015). Measuring drug and alcohol use among college student-athletes. Social Science Quarterly, 96(2), 369-380.


Elkins, R. L., King, K., Nabors, L., & Vidourek, R. (2017). School and parent factors associated with steroid use among adolescents. Journal of School Health, 87(3), 159-166.


Erickson, K., Backhouse, S. H., & Carless, D. (2016). “I don’t know if I would report them”: Student-athletes’ thoughts, feelings and anticipated behaviors on blowing the whistle on doping in sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 30, 45-54.

Havnes, I. A., Lindvik Jørstad, M., McVeigh, J., Van Hout, M., & Bjørnebekk, A. The anabolic androgenic steroid treatment gap: A national study of substance use disorder treatment. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 14, 1-9.


Landy, J. F., Walco, D. K., & Bartels, D. M. (2017). What’s wrong with using steroids? Exploring whether and why people oppose the use of performance enhancing drugs. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113(3), 377-392.  

Orsini, M. M., Milroy, J. J., Wyrick, D. L., & Sanders, L. (2018). Polysubstance use among first-year NCAA college student-athletes. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 27(3), 189-195. 


Veliz, P., McCabe, S. E., & Boyd, C. J. (2016). Extreme binge drinking among adolescent athletes: A cause for concern? The American Journal On Addictions, 25(1), 37-40. 



Beron, K. J., & Piquero, A. R. (2016). Studying the determinants of student-athlete grade point average: The roles of identity, context, and academic interests. Social Science Quarterly, 97(2), 142-160.

Council, M. R., Hodge, S. R., & Bennett, R. A. (2019). The collegiate athlete at risk: Strategies for academic support and success. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Blunt-Vinti, H., Goss, B. D., Hardin, R., Stokowski, S., & Turk, M. (2017). I know I can learn: The perceptions of NCAA division I football college. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletes, Special Issue, 95-118.


Dean, C. E., & Reynolds, J. F. (2017). Understanding student-athlete reintegration: Using social work strengths. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Special Issue, 119-129.

Gift, T., & Miner, A. (2017). "Dropping the ball": The understudied nexus of sports and politics. World Affairs, 180(1), 127-161.


Gavreil-Fried, B., Bronstein, I., Sherpsky, I. (2015). The link between competitive sports and gambling behaviors among youths. American Journal on Addictions, 24(3), 200-202. 


Gill, E., Rowan, D., & Moore, M. A. (2017). The role of social work practice, advocacy, and research in college athletics. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Special Issue, 1-10.

Guest, A. M. (2018). The social organization of extracurricular activities: Interpreting  developmental meanings in contrasting high schools. Qualitative Psychology, 5(1), 41-58. 

Harris, S., Bean, C., & Fraser-Thomas, J. (2018). Factors associated with psychosocial

development and academic success among university student-athletes. PHEnex Journal, 9(3), 1-20.

Hatteberg, S. J. (2020). Collegiate athletes’ sse and perceptions of institutional sources of support for role-related stressors. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 98-23.


Kornbeck, J. (2017).  Bosman and athlete welfare: The sports law approach, the social policy approach, and the EU guidelines on dual careers. Liverpool Law Review, 38(3), 307-323. 

Martin, C., Morgan, S., & Waller, R. (2017). Is there a need for social workers in intercollegiate athletics? A conceptual study. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Special Issue, 72-94.


McCoy, L., Oregon, E., & Sullivan, D. J. (2017). College athletics, social justice, and the role of social workers in advocating for change. Journal of Special Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Special Issue, 152-171.


McPherson, L., Atkins, P., Cameron, N. L., Maureen, N., Matthew, M., & Meg, E. (2016). Children’s experience in sport: What do we really know? Australian Social Work, 69(3), 348-359.

Miller, L., & Buttell, F. P. (2018). Are NCAA division I athletes prepared end of athletic career transitions? A literature review. Journal of Evidenced-Informed Social Work.


Navarro, K. M. (2015). An examination of the alignment of student-athletes' undergraduate major choices and career field aspirations in life after sports. Journal of College Student Development, 56(4), 364-379.


Sexual Assault/Violence


DeMatteo, D. Galloway, M., Arnold, S., & Patel, U. (2015). Sexual assault on college campuses: A 50 state survey of criminal sexual assault statutes and their relevance to campus sexual assault. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 21(3), 227-238.


Fahlberg, A., & Pepper, M. (2016). Masculinity and sexual violence: Assessing the state of the field. Sociology Compass, 10(8), 673-683.

Johnson, N., Hanna, K., Novak, J., & Giardino, A. P. (2020). U.S. Center for SafeSport: Preventing abuse in sports. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 28, 66-71.


McCray, K. L. (2015). Intercollegiate athletes and sexual violence. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 16(4), 438-443.


Mordecai, L. (2017). Sexual violence in intercollegiate athletes: A historical perspective of male athletic entitlement. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Special Issue, 36-56.


Mountjoy, M., Brackenridge, C., Arrington, M., Blauwet, C., Carska-Sheppard, A., Fasting, K., ... & Starr, K. (2016). International Olympic Committee consensus statement: harassment and abuse (non-accidental violence) in sport. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(17), 1019-1029.

Park, S. (2018). What is a spoke and what is a wheel: Elucidating concepts and taxonomies in sex trafficking amidst criticisms of the NFL and the superbowl. Jeffery S. Moorad Sports Law Journal,25(2), 117-146. 

Sylvie, P., & Fortier, K. (2018). Comprehensive overview of the problem of violence against athletes in sport. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 42(4), 227-246. 


Teasley, M. L., & Gill, E. (2015). School sports, sexual abuse, and the utility of school social workers. Children & Schools, 37(1), 4-7. 


Wilson, R. (2016). Why coaches should step the heck out of sex assault cases. Chronicle of Higher Education, 62(30), 12.


Women in Sports


Benson, A. J., Bruner, M. W., & Eys, M. (2017). A social identity approach to understanding the conditions associated with antisocial behaviors among teammates in female teams. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(2), 129-142. 


Burton, L. J. (2015). Underrepresentation of women in sport leadership: A review of research. Sport Management Review, 18(2), 155-165.

Coyne, P. C. (2018). A huge win for equal pay: Women's national teams grab their biggest victories yet in recent contract disputes. Jeffery S. Moorad Sports Law Journal,25(2), 315-358.

Delorme, N., & Pressland, A. (2016). The visibility of female athletes: A comparison of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games coverage in French, British and Spanish newspapers. Sociology of Sport Journal, 33(4), 317-333.


Fink, J. S. (2015). Female athletes, women's sport, and the sport media commercial complex: Have we really "come a long way, baby." Sport Management Review, 18(3), 331-342.


Fisher, L. A. (2016). 'Where are your women?' The challenge to care in the future of sport. Sex Roles, 74(7-8), 377-387. 

Gummelt, G. S. (2017). The emotional needs of women in sports: An exploration of self-efficacy, self-compassion, and self-conscious emotions. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Special Issue, 57-71.


Iachini, A. L., Bell, B. A., Lohman, M., Beets, M. W., & Reynolds, J. F. (2017). Maximizing the contribution of after-school programs to positive youth development: exploring leadership and implementation within girls on the run. Children & Schools, 39(1), 43-51.

Kane, M. J., & LaVoi, N. (2018). An examination of intercollegiate athletic directors’ attributions regarding the underrepresentation of female coaches in women’s sports. Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal, 26(1), 3-11. 

Mann, M., & Krane, V. (oct. 2018). Inclusion and normalization of queer identities in women’s college sport. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal,26(2), 76-88. 

Pegoraro, A., Comeau, G. S., & Frederick, E. L. (2018). #SheBelieves: The use of instagram to frame the US women's soccer team during #FIFAWWC. Sport in Society, 21(7), 1063-1077. 


Sherry, E., Osborne, A., & Nicholson, M. (2016). Images of sports women: A review. Sex Roles, 74(7-8), 299-309.

Sobal, J., & Milgrim, M. (2019). Gendertyping sports: Social representations of masculine, feminine, and neither-gendered sports among US university students. Journal of Gender Studies, 28(1), 29-44. 

Weatherford, G. M., Block, B. A., & Wagner, F. L. (2018). The complexity of sport: Universal challenges and their impact on women in sport. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal,26(2), 89-98. 

Self Identity/Motivation


Amorose, A. J., Anderson-Butcher, D., Newman, T. J., Fraina, M., & Iachini, A. (2016). High school athletes’ self-determined motivation: The independent and interactive effects of coach, father, and mother autonomy support. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 26, 1-8.

Antshel, K. M., VanderDrift, L. E., & Pauline, J. S. (2016). The role of athletic identity in the relationship between difficulty thinking or concentrating and academic service use in NCAA student-athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 10(4), 309.

Brown, C. J., Webb, T. L., Robinson, M. A., & Cotgreave, R. (2018). Athletes’ experiences of social support during their transition out of elite sport: An interpretive phenomenological analysis. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 36, 71–80. 


Bruner, M. W., Balish, S. M., Forrest, C., Brown, S., Webber, K., Gray, E., McGuckin, M., ... Shields, C. A. (2017). Ties that bond: Youth sport as a vehicle for social identity and positive youth development. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 88(2), 209-214.


Buning, M., & Thompson, M. (2015). Coaching behaviors and athlete motivation: Female softball athletes’ perspectives. Sport Science Review, 24(5,6), 345-370.

Davis, J. (2018). We matter: Athletes and activism. Library Journal, 143(4), 87-143. 


Deaner, R. O., Balish, S. M., & Lombardo, M. P. (2016). Sex differences in sports interest and motivation: An evolutionary perspective. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 10(2), 73-97.

Demetriou, A., Jago, A., Gill, P. R., Mesagno, C., & Ali, L. (2018). Forced retirement transition: A narrative case study of an elite australian rules football player. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Hayton, J. (2016). Sports volunteering on university-led outreach projects: A space for developing social capital. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 40(1), 38-61.

Hickey, C., & Roderick, M. (2017). 'The presentation of possible selves in everyday life: The management of identity among transitioning professional athletes. Sociology of sport, 34(3). 270-280.


Hilliard, R. C., Blom, L., Hankemeier, D., & Bolin, J. (2017). Exploring the relationship between athletic identity and beliefs about rehabilitation over adherence in college athletes. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 26(3), 208-220.

Honorata, J., &. D. B. (2018). Girls in football, boys in dance. stereotypization processes in socialization of young sportsmen and sportswomen. Qualitative Sociology Review, 14(2), 12. 

Gustafsson, H., Martinent, G., Isoard-Gautheur, S., Hassmén, P., & Guillet-Descas, E. (2018). Performance based self-esteem and athlete-identity in athlete burnout: A person-centered approach. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 38, 56–60. 


Martin, L. J., Balderson, D., Hawkins, M., Wilson, K., & Bruner, M. W. (2017). Groupness and leadership perceptions in relation to social identity in youth sport. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29(3), 367-374.

Miller, L., & Buttell, F. P. (2018). Are NCAA division 1 athletes prepared for end-of-athletic-career transition? A literature review. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work,15(1), 52-70. 


Murdock, J. L., Strear, M. M., Jenkins-Guarnieri, M. A., & Henderson, A. C. (2016). Collegiate athletes and career identity. Sport, Education and Society, 21(3), 396-410.


Nicholas, M., & Cohan, N. (2019). Flint’s toxic narratives: Tales of uplift and athletes who resist them. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 43(1), 3-22. 


Parker, A., & Manley, A (2017) Goffman, identity and organizational control: Elite sports academies and social theory. Sociology of Sport Journal, 34(3), 211-222. 


Reifsteck, E. J., Gill, D. L., & Labban, J. D. (2016). “Athletes” and “exercisers”: Understanding identity, motivation, and physical activity participation in former college athletes. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 5(1), 25


Sanderson, J., Frederick, E., & Stocz, M. (2016). When athlete activism clashes with group values: Social identity threat management via social media. Mass Communication & Society, 19(3), 301-322. 


Schneider, R., Harrington, M., & Tobar, D. (2017). Goal orientation and how a task or ego mentality can affect the enjoyment for college hockey players. College Student Journal, 51(1), 57-62.


Scheyett, A., Dean, C., & Zeitlin, L. (2016). Strength and motivation: What college athletes bring to social work. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 36(3), 312-325.

Siduri, J., Haslerig, M., & Navarro, K. (2016). Aligning athletes’ career choices and graduate degree pathways, Journal of Career Development, 43(3), 211.

Coach/Team/Parent Influence


Anouk, S., van der, P. C., Eveline, v. V., & Stams, G. J. (2018). Predictors of intervention success in a sports-based program for adolescents at risk of juvenile delinquency. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62(6), 1535-1555. 

Curran, T., Hill, A. P., Hall, H. K., & Jowett, G. (2015). Relationships between the coach-created motivational climate and athlete engagement in youth sport. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37(2), 193-198.

Davis, L., Appleby, R., Davis, P., Wetherell, M., & Gustafsson, H. (2018). The role of coach-athlete relationship quality in team sport athletes’ psychophysiological exhaustion: implications for physical and cognitive performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(17), 1985–1992. 


Dorsch, T. E., Lowe, K., Dotterer, A. M., Lyons, L., & Barker, A. (2016). Stakeholders' perceptions of parent involvement in young adults' intercollegiate athletic careers: Policy, education, and desired outcomes. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, 9, 124-141. 

Elliott, S., Drummond, M. J. N., & Knight, C. (2018). The experiences of being a talented youth athlete: Lessons for parents. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 30(4), 437–455. 


Erickson, K., Backhouse, S. H., & Carless, D. (2017). Doping in sport: Do parents matter? Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology. Advance online publication.


Felizzi, M. V. (2017). Clinical social work and coaching: The similarities that foster collaboration. Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, Special Issues, 145-151.


Harris, J. S. (2016). The demand for student-athlete labor and the supply of violations in the NCAA. Marquette Sports Law Review, 26(2), 411.

Howie, E. K., Daniels, B. T., & Guagliano, J. M. (2020). Promoting physical activity through youth sports programs: It’s social. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 14(1), 78-88.

Jiménez-Barbero, J. A., Jiménez-Loaisa, A., González-Cutre, D., Beltrán-Carrillo, V. J., Llor-Zaragoza, L., & Ruiz-Hernández, J. A. (2020). Physical education and school bullying: A systematic review. Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy, 79-100.


Kohe, G. Z., & Purdy, L. G. (2016). In protection of whose 'wellbeing?' Considerations of 'clauses and a/effects' in athlete contracts. Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 40(3), 218-236.  

Montero-Carretero, C., Barbado, D., and Cervelló, E. (2020). Predicting bullying through motivation styles in physical education. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(1), 87-98.

Newman, T. J., Alvarez, A., & Kim, M. (2017). An experiential approach to sport for youth development. Journal of Experiential Education, 40(3), 308-322. 


Olusoga, P., & Kentta, G. (2017). Desperate to quit: A narrative analysis of burnout and recovery in high-performance sports coaching. Sport Psychologist, 31(3), 237-248. 

Newman, T. (2020). Life skill development and transfer: “They’re not just meant for playing sports”. Research on Social Work Practice.

Newman, T. J., & Alvarez, M. A. G. (2015). Coaching on the wave: An integrative approach to facilitating youth development. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 6(3), 127-140.


Riley, A., Anderson-Butcher, D., Logan, J., Newman, T. J., & Davis, J. (2017). Staff practices and social skill outcomes in a sport-based youth program. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29(1), 59-74.


Stander, F., Rothmann, S., & Botha, E. (2017). Pathways to flourishing of athletes: The role of team and individual strength use. South African Journal of Psychology, 47(1), 23-34.

Stefansen, K., Smette, I., & Strandbu, Å. (2018). Understanding the increase in parents’ involvement in organized youth sports. Sport, Education & Society, 23(2), 162–172. 

Strandbu, Å, Stefansen, K., Smette, I., & Sandvik, M. R. (2017). Young people’s experiences of parental involvement in youth sport. Sport, Education and Society,24(1), 66-77. 


Super, S., Wentink, C. Q., Verkooijen, K. T., & Koelen, M. A. (2017). Exploring the sports experiences of socially vulnerable youth. Social Inclusion, 5(2), 198-209. 

Szedlak, C., Smith, M. J., Day, M. C., & Greenlees, I. A. (2015). Effective behaviors of strength and conditioning coaches as perceived by athletes. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 10(5), 967-984.


Werner, S. (2015). Athletes, parents, and siblings’ experiences from the Special Olympics World Games. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 40(2), 167-178. 

Witt, P. A., & Dangi, T. B. (2018). Helping parents be better youth sport coaches and spectators. Journal of Park & Recreation Administration, 36(3), 200–208. 

Witt, P. A., & Dangi, T. B. (2018). Why children/youth drop out of sports. Journal of Park & Recreation Administration, 36(3), 191–199. 

Wolf, S. A., Harenberg, S., Tamminen, K., & Schmitz, H. (2018). Cause you can’t play this by yourself: Athletes perceptions of team influence on their precompetitive psychological states. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 30(2), 185-203. 

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