Sport And Sense Of Community Theory 1
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In this chapter, the author provides an overview of the Sport and Sense of Community Theory, along with a description of individual constructs involved in the theory. She highlights the boundary conditions, testing and applicability of the theory. While the theory could likely be applied to other stakeholder groups in sport, the data used to construct the theory was specific to the athletes' experience; it was developed and grounded in solely the athletes' words and reflection on their personal experiences. S. B. Bacharach stated, 'A theory is a statement of relations among concepts with a set of boundary assumptions and constraints'. The Sense of Community in Sport scale provides practitioners and researchers with a means to measure, evaluate and assess the sense of community experienced in sport. The author discusses the process of developing the theory, extensions, applications and future directions.