Sexual Abuse in Sport: A Model to Prevent and Protect Athletes

Sexual Abuse in Sport: A Model to Prevent and Protect Athletes

Sexual Abuse in Sport: A Model to Prevent and Protect Athletes

Sexual Abuse in Sport: A Model to Prevent and Protect Athletess

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Référence bibliographique [134]

Parent, Sylvie et Demers, Guylaine. 2011. «Sexual Abuse in Sport: A Model to Prevent and Protect Athletes ». Child Abuse Review, vol. 20, no 2, p. 120-133.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This article explores the measures used to prevent sexual abuse in sports organisations as well as the perceptions of the sports actors affected by these measures (parents, athletes, administrators and coaches).» (p. 120)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Five sport administrators, six male coaches, nine athletes (seven women and two men, aged between 18 and 22), and six parents of athletes in Quebec.

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


«Based on the results, it seems clear that athletes are poorly protected from sexual abuse in sports organisations in this Canadian sample. Athlete protection inevitably depends on better prevention in sports organisations. In taking action to deal with sexual abuse, it is essential that sports authorities focus on the factors which influence organisations to act or not to act on sexual abuse as well as on the measures involved. The recommendations stemming from the findings of this study have been grouped into a sexual abuse prevention model for sports organisations (Figure 1).» (p. 128-129) «More precisely, the authors states that the administrators and some parents, in particular, disputed and questioned the effectiveness of prevention. These stakeholders believed it to be impossible to entirely prevent sexual abuse.» (p. 125)