Conceptualizing a Meaningful Definition of Hazing in Sport

  title={Conceptualizing a Meaningful Definition of Hazing in Sport},
  author={R. Brian Crow and Eric MacIntosh},
  journal={European Sport Management Quarterly},
  pages={433 - 451}
Abstract Administrators, coaches, athletes and parents struggle to understand the definition of hazing. Athletes at all levels of competition continue to subject themselves and their team-mates to harmful behaviors. In particular, college athletes seem willing to do anything that veteran players demand in order to be part of the team's “inner circle”. The behaviors related to hazing exploit a person's basic desire to be part of athletic teams, and continue to persist at high rates within… Expand
Predictors of Mild Hazing, Severe Hazing, and Positive Initiation Rituals in Sport
Hazing is any degrading or abusive behavior required to be socially accepted on a sports team. Theoretically, hazing is a symptom of the hierarchy and social dominance of the sport environment. TheExpand
Encounter with Bullying in Sport and Its Consequences for Youth: Amateur Athletes’ Approach
It is found that bullying is determined not by some single factor but by the totality of them, functioning as a kind of well-established flawed tradition supported by the cultures of the sports organization and the sport. Expand
From the bottom of a bottle: A sociological examination of the use of alcohol in varsity sport hazing
This study is an examination of the role of alcohol and its central place in university sport hazing rituals, whereby veteran team members require new team members to participate in a rite of passageExpand
The nature and extent of college student hazing
Hazing among USA college students is widespread and involves a range of student organizations and athletic teams, and there is a large gap between the number of students who report experience with hazing behaviors and those that label their experience as hazing. Expand
Examination of a Hazing Workshop Intervention for Intercollegiate Sport Club Athletes
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of an interactive, educational workshop on hazing knowledge, intentions to haze and intentions to prevent hazing. Components of the workshopExpand
Seeking new glory (d)haze: A qualitative examination of adventure-based, team orientation rituals as an alternative to traditional sport hazing for athletes and coaches
Upon entry to university, students are commonly exposed to hazing events during Frosh Week, as they pledge to join a fraternity or sorority, move in to their dormitories, and join campus clubs andExpand
Hazing rites/rights: using outdoor- and adventure education-based orientation to effect positive change for first-year athletes
This study is a qualitative examination of the experiences and impact of participating in an outdoor-based and adventure education-based orientation as an alternative to traditional forms of sportExpand
“We do it for the team” – Student-athletes’ initiation practices and their impact on group cohesion
Hazing or inappropriate initiation activities are a well-documented occurrence within university sport team societies. This study examined the occurrence of initiation activities in relation to teamExpand
Bullying in youth sports environments
Abstract Bullying is a relationship problem that occurs in school environments, as well as in youth sports. Experiencing bullying negatively impacts youths’ engagement in sports and their well-being.Expand
An examination of initiation rituals in a UK sporting institution and the impact on group development
ABSTRACT Research question: This study investigates the impact of initiation rituals on group development. Through the application of chaos theory, we examine how the trajectory of team developmentExpand


Running the gauntlet: An examination of initiation/hazing and sexual abuse in sport
Abstract When does sport initiation become sexual abuse? What can sport organisations do to ensure that the practice of sport is a safe and high quality experience for all? In this paper research onExpand
Social Motivation in Youth Sport
Youth sport participants frequently report social reasons for their involvement in sport such as wanting to be part of a team or to be with friends, and social sources of positive and negative affectExpand
Prevalence and profiling: hazing among college students and points of intervention.
Hazing is occurring on campus, although not always recognized as such by students, and various factors that would enable someone to stop a hazing situation are addressed. Expand
Sport as Ritual: Interpretations from Durkheim to Goffman
The thesis is presented that sport is an important societal phenomenon because of its ritualistic overtones. The significance of sport as a ritual is based on the status of the athlete as exempla yExpand
Cohesiveness in Sport Groups: Interpretations ani Considerations
The purpose of the paper was to outline (a) the present conceptual perspective associated with important constructs in the area of cohesiveness, (b) the manner in which these have been operationallyExpand
Addressing the High School Hazing Problem: Why Lawmakers Need to Impose a Duty to Act on School Personnel
This Article argues that, to be effective, hazing law needs to impose both a criminal and civil duty on school personnel to act affirmatively. Part I of this article discusses in detail the problemExpand
The need to belong: desire for interpersonal attachments as a fundamental human motivation.
Existing evidence supports the hypothesis that the need to belong is a powerful, fundamental, and extremely pervasive motivation, and people form social attachments readily under most conditions and resist the dissolution of existing bonds. Expand
A Comprehensive Approach to Hazing Prevention in Higher Education Settings
The Center’s Comprehensive Approach Campuses are diverse settings, and there is no “model” hazing prevention initiative that will work at every institution. Accordingly, the Center recommends a setExpand
Wrongs of Passage: Fraternities, Sororities, Hazing, and Binge Drinking
Prologue Selected Listing of Key Persons and Fraternal Organizations Glossary Acknowledgments 1. The Tradition 2. Greekthink 3. Alcohol Misuse 4. A Weed in the Garden of Academe 5. Greek TraditionsExpand
Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Chapter 1. Welcome to Sport and Exercise Psychology Chapter 2. Personality and Sport Chapter 3. Motivation Chapter 4. Arousal, Stress, and Anxiety Chapter 5. Competition and Cooperation Chapter 6.Expand