Journal article

Organisational factors and non-accidental violence in sport: A systematic review

V Roberts, V Sojo, F Grant

Sport Management Review | Elsevier | Published : 2020


The objective of the current systematic review was to investigate the organisational factors that enable and motivate non-accidental violence towards athletes in the sport context. The authors identified and reviewed 43 qualitative studies investigating psychological, physical, and sexual abuse of athletes, and developed a framework of organisational factors (i.e., structural, social, and stress factors) related to non-accidental violence. Athletes were the key informants, yet some studies included athletes’ entourages. The authors independently coded the findings sections of the primary research, using the developed framework. Organisational tolerance for abuse and conformity to dominant va..

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Awarded by Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne

Awarded by University of Melbourne

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Bill Harley, David Merrett, Robert Macdonald, the editors and two anonymous reviewers for their very helpful comments on earlier drafts of this paper. Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne. Grant number: 1757478. The University of Melbourne Grant number: 603783.