A2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review
What do we know about the sporting experiences of gender and sexual minority athletes and coaches? : A scoping review (2020)


Kavoura, Anna; Kokkonen, Marja (2020). What do we know about the sporting experiences of gender and sexual minority athletes and coaches? : A scoping review. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Early online. DOI: 10.1080/1750984X.2020.1723123


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All authors or editors: Kavoura, Anna; Kokkonen, Marja

Journal or series: International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology

ISSN: 1750-984X

eISSN: 1750-9858

Publication year: 2020

Volume: Early online

Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1080/1750984X.2020.1723123

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68267


Abstract

Scholarship on gender and sexual diversity in sport has advanced during the last decade and it is nowadays recognised that we need a better understanding of how to facilitate inclusive sport cultures that allow all people to participate as themselves. The purpose of this scoping review was to map research activity on the sporting experiences of gender and sexual minority (GSM) athletes and coaches, identify gaps in the literature and provide suggestions for future research, policy and practice. Our literature search in four different databases yielded 58 relevant studies. Based on their focal areas, five dominant interconnected themes were identified: (1) identity, (2) discrimination, (3) coming out, (4) the body and (5) strategies for social change. More research is needed on bisexual, transgender and intersex athletes, on GSM coaches and junior athletes, as well as on the intersection of gender and sexuality with other identities and social categories of difference. Combining anti-discrimination policy implementation with gender and sexual diversity education for all those involved in sport could lead to positive changes in some of the issues that GSM athletes and coaches face in sport.


Keywords: gender; gender identity; diversity; sexuality (sexual orientation); sexual minorities; sports

Free keywords: diversity; gender identity; LGBTIQ; sexuality; sport


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