Parents perceptions of pain and injury

Part of my research has considered how parents become socialised into the gymnastics culture. One such paper looked at parents perceptions of their daughters’ pain and injury experiences. Parents of elite level British gymnasts participated in interviews to help gain some insight into how they came to accept pain and injury as part of their …

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Reflections

Reflections on critical events help us better understand past behaviours and can be cathartic for the writer.  I have used reflective pieces within my research to help identify common themes and experiences shared by those involved in gymnastics at the elite level. One such theme was that of ‘disempowerment’ where parents felt marginalised and unable …

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