Defining extreme sport: conceptions and misconceptions

Cohen, Rhonda ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8611-4559, Baluch, Bahman ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0650-4421 and Duffy, Linda Jane ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8667-2849 (2018) Defining extreme sport: conceptions and misconceptions. Frontiers in Psychology, 9 . ISSN 1664-1078 (doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01974)

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Abstract

One feature in how sport is defined is the distinction between extreme and non-extreme. BASE jumping is an example of an ‘extreme sport’ because it involves a high degree of ‘risk’, whilst swimming is classified as ‘non-extreme’ because the risks are minimal. This broad definition falls short of identifying the extent of risk and ignores the psychological, social-demographic and life style variables associated with engagement in each sport.

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Additional Information: Article number = 1974
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute
Item ID: 25392
Notes on copyright: Copyright © 2018 Cohen, Baluch and Duffy. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use,distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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Depositing User: Rhonda Cohen
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 21:06
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25392

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