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An Ecological Dynamics Approach to Understanding Human-Environment Interactions in the Adventure Sport Context : Implications for Research and Practice (2022)


Immonen, T., Brymer, E., Davids, K., & Jaakkola, T. (2022). An Ecological Dynamics Approach to Understanding Human-Environment Interactions in the Adventure Sport Context : Implications for Research and Practice. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(6), Article 3691. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063691


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Julkaisun tiedot

Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Immonen, Tuomas; Brymer, Eric; Davids, Keith; Jaakkola, Timo

Lehti tai sarja: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

ISSN: 1661-7827

eISSN: 1660-4601

Julkaisuvuosi: 2022

Ilmestymispäivä: 20.03.2022

Volyymi: 19

Lehden numero: 6

Artikkelinumero: 3691

Kustantaja: MDPI AG

Julkaisumaa: Sveitsi

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063691

Julkaisun avoin saatavuus: Avoimesti saatavilla

Julkaisukanavan avoin saatavuus: Kokonaan avoin julkaisukanava

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80396

Rinnakkaistallenteen verkko-osoite (pre-print): https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202201.0210/v1


Tiivistelmä

The last few decades have witnessed a surge of interest in adventure sports, and has led to an emerging research focus on these activities. However, recent conceptual analyses and scientific reviews have highlighted a major, fundamental question that remains unresolved: what constitutes an adventure sport. Despite several proposals for definitions, the field still seems to lack a shared conceptualization. This deficit may be a serious limitation for research and practice, restricting the development of a more nuanced theoretical explanation of participation and practical implications within and across adventure sports. In this article, we address another crucial question, how can adventure sports be better understood for research and practice? We briefly summarize previous definitions to address evident confusion and a lack of conceptual clarity in the discourse. Alternatively, we propose how an ecological perspective of human behaviors, such as interactions with the environment, may provide an appropriate conceptualization to guide and enhance future research and practice, using examples from activities such as freeride skiing/snowboarding, white-water kayaking, climbing, mountaineering and the fields of sport science, psychology and avalanche research and education. We draw on ecological dynamics as a transdisciplinary approach to discuss how this holistic framework presents a more detailed, nuanced, and precise understanding of adventure sports.


YSO-asiasanat: urheilulajit; extreme-lajit; seikkailu; lajitaidot; turvallisuuskasvatus; lumivyöryt; käyttäytymisen psykologia; tieteidenvälisyys; käsiteanalyysi

Vapaat asiasanat: adventure sport; extreme sport; ecological dynamics; transdisciplinary; form of life; skill; skill development; decision-making; freeriding; avalanche education


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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2022

Alustava JUFO-taso: 1


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