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dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Donald
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T20:20:50Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T20:20:50Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5512
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative case study research shows that within the realm of curling, the professionalization of the sport, at the national level, has limited to no effect on the core values of respect, belonging, and giving back that the grassroots level of curling identify as important. Through an interview process with twelve community level curlers, from four separate clubs within the Niagara region, data were collected and analyzed using traditional coding techniques. Utilizing institutional theory, the research shows a growing gap between the national level of curling and the grassroots level. Data also shows that value alterations, at the community level, are based on the changing Canadian environment in regards to legislation (smoking and drinking laws) and social behaviours (the busier Canadian lifestyle) rather than changes at the national level. These findings have a profound effect on how sports are administered in the Canadian sport systemen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectcurlingen_US
dc.subjectinstitutional theoryen_US
dc.subjectcase studyen_US
dc.subjectinstitutional logicsen_US
dc.titleThe Values of Community Curling: A Case Studyen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-07-31T01:59:03Z


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