Publication
Title
Telling adults about it : children's experience of disclosing interpersonal violence in community sport
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Abstract
A challenge in safeguarding children from interpersonal violence (IV) in sport is the reliance on self-disclosures and a limited understanding of the frequency, barriers to and process of disclosures of IV. Through a mixed-methods design, combining survey and interviews, we explored the frequencies of childhood disclosures of experiences of IV in Australian community sport as well as who children disclosed to and how the interaction unfolded. Those who experienced peer violence disclosed at the highest frequency (35%), followed by coach (27%) or parent (13%) perpetrated IV. A parent/carer was most often the adult that the child disclosed to. Interviews highlighted how the normalisation of violence influenced all aspects of the disclosure and elements of stress buffering (normalising or rationalising) particularly underpinned the disclosure interaction. Policies and practices should explicitly identify all forms of IV in sport as prohibited conduct; education and intervention initiatives should target parents as first responders to disclosures.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Sport in society
Publication
Abingdon : Routledge journals, taylor & francis ltd , 2023
ISSN
1743-0437
1743-0445
DOI
10.1080/17430437.2023.2268555
Volume/pages
(2023) , p. 1-20
ISI
001085904900001
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 04.12.2023
Last edited 06.01.2024
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