IDENTITY REINFORCEMENT IN SPORT

@article{Weiss2001IDENTITYRI,
  title={IDENTITY REINFORCEMENT IN SPORT},
  author={Otmar Weiss},
  journal={International Review for the Sociology of Sport},
  year={2001},
  volume={36},
  pages={393 - 405}
}
  • O. Weiss
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • International Review for the Sociology of Sport
The mechanism of role adoption is a constituent of identity reinforcement or social recognition in sport. It enables actors to realize and confirm their identities. This can occur because sport is a culturally specific and clearly visible activity. As sport takes place unequivocally within the context of society's significant symbols, it can have an impact on the actor's self-perception, self-esteem, and self-worth. In other words, sport has a vital social dimension since it ideally combines… Expand
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