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Barker-Ruchti, NatalieORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3918-7904
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Schubring, A., Halltén, M., Barker-Ruchti, N. & Post, A. (2023). Balancing risk-taking and self-care: The ecology of athlete health behaviour during the Olympic qualification phase. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 58(8), 1326-1348
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Balancing risk-taking and self-care: The ecology of athlete health behaviour during the Olympic qualification phase
2023 (English)In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, ISSN 1012-6902, E-ISSN 1461-7218, Vol. 58, no 8, p. 1326-1348Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Athletes who aim to qualify for the Olympic Games need to stay healthy. Research demonstrates, however, that many elite athletes take health risks to achieve sporting success. Drawing on social ecological thinking, the purpose of this study is to understand change in athlete health behaviour during the Olympic Games qualification phase. We draw on data from a six-month-long case study on four athletes who aimed to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. We used semi-structured interviews and weekly-online surveys to collect data. Olympic hopefuls engaged in both risky health behaviour, such as ‘competing while injured’, and in self-caring health behaviour, such as ‘balanced dietary management’. Risk-taking was encouraged by a habit of taking pain medication, insufficient medical support, and time pressure to qualify. Awareness for self-care, a trusting coach-athlete relationship, and a well-rounded athlete support programme were factors that promoted self-care. Conceptually, we found that athlete health behaviour is dynamic and ecological, that is, it is relational to personal, contextual, and temporal factors. Based on the findings, we advise Olympic hopefuls to surround themselves with people who support caring health behaviour, and that sport organisations and stakeholders adopt long-term planning and implement policies of care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
Ecological systems theory, Olympic sport, health behaviour, self-care, qualitative longitudinal research
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105861 (URN)10.1177/10126902231168098 (DOI)000974268800001 ()2-s2.0-85153593701 (Scopus ID)
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Funding agency:

Swedish Research Council for Sport Science P2017-0026

Available from: 2023-05-07 Created: 2023-05-07 Last updated: 2024-01-29Bibliographically approved
Barker-Ruchti, N. & Purdy, L. (2023). Education for Sustainable Development: Teaching deliberation and ethical decision-making in university coach education. Sports Coaching Review, 12(2), 125-144
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Education for Sustainable Development: Teaching deliberation and ethical decision-making in university coach education
2023 (English)In: Sports Coaching Review, ISSN 2164-0629, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 125-144Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite increased recognition that a higher education sports coaching qualification plays an important role in shaping coaches' ethical decision-making, few scholars have considered what ethics to teach and how best to deliver such curriculum. Examples of actual ethics courses are particularly amiss. This article furthers scholarship on ethics education by introducing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), a pedagogical perspective and approach that is employed to teach quality of mind competences considered necessary to make ethical decisions. To demonstrate how ESD can be translated into ethics curriculum, we present the university course "IIG206 Sustainable Sports Coaching", which the authors delivered to coaching students, and outline how the course offered students' opportunities to develop quality of mind competences, including "thinking on their feet", complexity thinking, working interdisciplinarily, creativity, and "thinking outside the box". Practical recommendations for scholars keen to create and deliver ethics education in coaching education conclude the article.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
Ethics education, esd, gestalt-switching, case method pedagogy
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-90383 (URN)10.1080/21640629.2021.1899654 (DOI)000630400900001 ()2-s2.0-85102944874 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-03-13 Created: 2021-03-13 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Hausken-Sutter, S. E., Boije Af Gennäs, K., Schubring, A., Grau, S., Jungmalm, J. & Barker-Ruchti, N. (2023). Interdisciplinary sport injury research and the integration of qualitative and quantitative data. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 23(1), Article ID 110.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Interdisciplinary sport injury research and the integration of qualitative and quantitative data
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2023 (English)In: BMC Medical Research Methodology, E-ISSN 1471-2288, Vol. 23, no 1, article id 110Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: To understand and prevent sport injuries, scholars have employed different scientific approaches and research methods. Traditionally, this research has been monodisciplinary, relying on one subdiscipline of sport science and applying qualitative or quantitative research methods. Recently, scholars have argued that traditional approaches fail to address contextual components of sport and the nonlinear interactions between different aspects in and around the athlete, and, as a way forward, called for alternative approaches to sport injury research. Discussion of alternative approaches are today taking place, however, practical examples that demonstrate what such approaches entails are rare. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to draw on an interdisciplinary research approach to (1) outline an interdisciplinary case analysis procedure (ICAP); and (2) provide an example for future interdisciplinary sport injury research.

METHODS: We adopt an established definition and application of interdisciplinary research to develop and pilot the ICAP for interdisciplinary sport injury teams aiming to integrate qualitative and quantitative sport injury data. The development and piloting of ICAP was possible by drawing on work conducted in the interdisciplinary research project "Injury-free children and adolescents: Towards better practice in Swedish football" (the FIT project).

RESULTS: The ICAP guides interdisciplinary sport injury teams through three stages: 1. Create a more comprehensive understanding of sport injury aetiology by drawing on existing knowledge from multiple scientific perspectives; 2. Collate analysed qualitative and quantitative sport injury data into a multilevel data catalogue; and 3. Engage in an integrated discussion of the collated data in the interdisciplinary research team.

CONCLUSION: The ICAP is a practical example of how an interdisciplinary team of sport injury scholars can approach the complex problem of sport injury aetiology and work to integrate qualitative and quantitative data through three stages. The ICAP is a step towards overcoming the obstacles of integrating qualitative and quantitative methods and data that scholars have identified.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BioMed Central (BMC), 2023
Keywords
Complexity, Football, Youth, Qualitative, Quantitative, Methodology
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105831 (URN)10.1186/s12874-023-01929-1 (DOI)000979918900001 ()37138244 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85159546015 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-05-04 Created: 2023-05-04 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved
Barker-Ruchti, N. & Varea, V. (2023). Surviving child sexual abuse in women's artistic gymnastics: ‘It's beautiful, because had I stayed in the past, I wouldn’t have evolved as a person’. International Review for the Sociology of Sport
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Surviving child sexual abuse in women's artistic gymnastics: ‘It's beautiful, because had I stayed in the past, I wouldn’t have evolved as a person’
2023 (English)In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, ISSN 1012-6902, E-ISSN 1461-7218Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal raised global awareness about child sexual abuse (CSA) in women's artistic gymnastics. The ensuing media coverage also centre-staged victims’ survivorship stories, a process that for many moved from dissociating, recognising and disclosing CSA to feeling comfort when connecting with survivors and accepting CSA as part of their life history. However, scholarship on what survivorship from CSA in sport entails, and importantly, what it means to athletes, is limited. In this article, we frame the survival of CSA using Arthur Frank’s socio-narratological conceptualisation of people being able to process the devastating consequences of a life-threatening and/or a life-altering event, and present the survivorship stories of two former gymnasts, Maria and Lucia (pseudonyms). For these two women, survivorship was facilitated by hearing others’ stories of sexual abuse, purposefully facing their CSA experiences and connecting with one another later in life to raise awareness about sexual abuse in sport. Thus, in addition to presenting Maria and Lucia's stories for the purpose of providing CSA victims with a survivorship narrative, we outline and reflect on the role hearing and telling stories have in CSA survivorship.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110116 (URN)10.1177/10126902231218180 (DOI)2-s2.0-85178875436 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, P2021-0021
Available from: 2023-12-08 Created: 2023-12-08 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Kerr, R., Barker-Ruchti, N. & Cervin, G. (2023). The Introduction. International Journal of the History of Sport, 40(6-7), 553-555
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Introduction
2023 (English)In: International Journal of the History of Sport, ISSN 0952-3367, E-ISSN 1743-9035, Vol. 40, no 6-7, p. 553-555Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107718 (URN)10.1080/09523367.2023.2228631 (DOI)001027802400001 ()2-s2.0-85165082723 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-28 Created: 2023-08-28 Last updated: 2023-08-28Bibliographically approved
Linghede, E., Purdy, L. & Barker-Ruchti, N. (2022). Glitching trans* athletes: possibilities for research and practice in sports coaching. Sports Coaching Review, 11(1), 64-86
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Glitching trans* athletes: possibilities for research and practice in sports coaching
2022 (English)In: Sports Coaching Review, ISSN 2164-0629, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 64-86Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The international discussion about policies regulating the inclusion of transgender athletes in elite sports is ongoing. In this paper, we introduce the metaphor “glitch” to provide a novel way to embrace the possibilities of trans athletes in sport. To do this, we feature three Swedish cases of transgender athletes to consider: (1) What do “trans” and “trans athlete” mean from a glitch perspective? (2) What does this metaphor help us critique regarding sport’s dual gender categorisation? and (3) How can glitch be a source to generate new ways to understand trans athletes? In thinking with glitch, we demonstrate that the “problem” of current trans discussions are not the bodies that transcend certain (gender) categories, but rather the dualistic categories themselves. Glitching athletes, trans or otherwise, help us turn what is taken for granted upside down, and in so doing, can help coaches, coach educators, and coaching researchers explore the possibilities of trans athletes in relation to their everyday sporting practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
Glitch theory, transgender, sports coaching, transcending dual gender categories
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-95148 (URN)10.1080/21640629.2021.1990656 (DOI)000709308000001 ()2-s2.0-85117399020 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-10-22 Created: 2021-10-22 Last updated: 2022-12-22Bibliographically approved
Marques, R. F., Barker-Ruchti, N., Schubring, A., Marchi Júnior, W., Menezes, R. P. & Nunomura, M. (2022). Moving Away: Intra-National Migration Experiences of Brazilian Men Elite Futsal Players During Youth. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 57(6), 940-959
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moving Away: Intra-National Migration Experiences of Brazilian Men Elite Futsal Players During Youth
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2022 (English)In: International Review for the Sociology of Sport, ISSN 1012-6902, E-ISSN 1461-7218, Vol. 57, no 6, p. 940-959Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Migration experiences are common for athletes, especially in team sports. Moving from home to a recruiting sport club has become an indispensable career investment. This is also the case in Brazilian futsal, where many developing players move to more promising clubs within the country. This process is often challenging, but little researched. The purpose of this article is to investigate 13 Brazilian men elite futsal players’ intra-national migration experiences during their youth. We aim to: provide insight into what factors allowed players to invest in a futsal career through migration; demonstrate the challenges young players faced during their migration; and describe how they adapted to the futsal context they had moved to. We use a Bourdieusian framework to examine young futsal players’ disposition to intra-national migration and the influence of capitals on their integration in the receiving places. A thematic analysis allowed us to identify that: Players’ disposition to migration was shaped by their families’ habitus and illusio related to futsal; some of the reported issues could have been avoided if clubs had provided more efficient support to young migrant athletes; and families and networks (social capital) were key for players being able to adapt to the new futsal context.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2022
Keywords
Athletic career, Bourdieu, futsal, migration, youth sport
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-95147 (URN)10.1177/10126902211045676 (DOI)000712495400001 ()2-s2.0-85117271300 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-10-22 Created: 2021-10-22 Last updated: 2022-11-18Bibliographically approved
Barker-Ruchti, N. & Purdy, L. (2022). New possibilities: extending research and practice in sports coaching. Sports Coaching Review, 11(1), 1-4
Open this publication in new window or tab >>New possibilities: extending research and practice in sports coaching
2022 (English)In: Sports Coaching Review, ISSN 2164-0629, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 1-4Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-95279 (URN)10.1080/21640629.2021.1990657 (DOI)000712687900001 ()2-s2.0-85118467983 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-10-29 Created: 2021-10-29 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Barker-Ruchti, N., Svensson, R., Svensson, D. & Fransson, D. (2021). Don’t buy a pig in a poke: Considering challenges of and problems with performance analysis technologies in Swedish men’s elite football. Performance Enhancement & Health, 9(1), Article ID 100191.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Don’t buy a pig in a poke: Considering challenges of and problems with performance analysis technologies in Swedish men’s elite football
2021 (English)In: Performance Enhancement & Health, E-ISSN 2211-2669, Vol. 9, no 1, article id 100191Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the last decades, technologies to monitor, test and analyze athletes’ performance and health have rapidly developed. At present, global positioning systems (GPS), stadium camcorders, heart rate monitors and mobile applications are prominent performance analysis technologies (PATs) used in most elite sport environments. While PATs is understood as an aid, there is a growing body of literature that points to negative consequences. These negative consequences are concerning and call for research and measures to develop strategies for effective and productive implementation. To achieve this, this article first outlines key challenges and problems of PATs, using sport sociological research on coaching and athletes, historical knowledge of the scientization of training and the changing role of the coach, as well as scientific and experiential knowledge of performance analysis. Our findings show that key challenges and problems occur in a chain of six steps that concern the implementing of PATs: 1. Investment in PATs; 2. Production of performance data; 3. Interpretation of performance data; 4. Communication of performance data; 5. Decision-making based on performance data; and 6. Influence of PATs on coaches and athletes. The article then answers these challenges and problems by outlining recommendations for how sport managers and administrators can prevent buying “a pig in a poke” by acquiring competence about performance analysis and PATs, investing time, and developing effective communication between those working with PATs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2021
Keywords
Performance analysis, Soccer, Competence, Time, Communication
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Health and society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-91943 (URN)10.1016/j.peh.2021.100191 (DOI)001021893100002 ()2-s2.0-85105555686 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-06-25 Created: 2021-06-25 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Marques, R. F., Schubring, A., Barker-Ruchti, N., Nunomura, M. & Menezes, R. P. (2021). From soccer to futsal: Brazilian elite level men players’ career pathways. Soccer & Society, 22(5), 486-501
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From soccer to futsal: Brazilian elite level men players’ career pathways
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2021 (English)In: Soccer & Society, ISSN 1466-0970, E-ISSN 1743-9590, Vol. 22, no 5, p. 486-501Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Many Brazilian boys dream of a professional soccer career. During adolescence, however, many players move into futsal, a popular, less professionalized counterpart to soccer. To study players' investment in a futsal career, this article aimed to understand how childhood socialization relates to players' career development; to reconstruct the pathways players developed to become elite futsal athletes; and to identify reasons that led players to move from soccer to futsal. Semi-structured interviews with 18 Brazilian national team futsal players provided data. Bourdieu's Theory of Social Fields helped to understand players' investment in futsal. The results show that players experienced a fruitful social context and familial socialization that facilitated 'ball-kicking capitals'; developed a habitus that better matched the futsal than the soccer subfield; and delegitimized soccer as a suitable environment to participate in. We conclude with critical implications for futsal and soccer stakeholders aiming to maintain/create attractive career environments in times of increasing professionalism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2021
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-86551 (URN)10.1080/14660970.2020.1826936 (DOI)000582181200001 ()2-s2.0-85092276677 (Scopus ID)
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Funding Agency:

National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)

442478/2014-3

Available from: 2020-10-16 Created: 2020-10-16 Last updated: 2022-01-05Bibliographically approved
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