‘A phone call changed my life’: Exploring the motivations of sport for development and peace scholars

Jon Welty-Peachey, Adam Cohen, Allison Musser

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the initial motivations of scholars to engage with the sport for development and peace (SDP) field, to ascertain reasons why they stay involved, and to examine their perceptions of and motivations towards future scholarship. We conducted interviews with eight SDP scholars. Findings indicated scholars were initially motivated intrinsically through personal interest and extrinsically by the perception of opportunity. Scholars remained involved when their needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness were met. Scholars also explicated many intriguing future directions for scholarship that are related to their ongoing motivations to remain involved in SDP.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Sport for Development
Volume4
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 5 2016

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