Males Coaching Female Athletes

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Burke, Michael (2011) Males Coaching Female Athletes. In: The Ethics of Sports Coaching. Hardman, Alun R and Jones, Carwyn, eds. Ethics and sport . Routledge, Abingdon, U.K., pp. 116-133.


The author Mariah Burton-Nelson (2002) revealed that, as an adolescent athlete, she was the victim of sexual harassment and statutory rape perpetrated by her coach...Burton-Nelson's honesty provides a launching pad for this chapter, because it exhibits two important factors about the male coach-female athlete relationship. The first, that male coaches have been perpetrators of sexual harassment and abuse against female athletes of all ages, has been widely researched. The second, that consensual sexual relationships have occurred between adult coaches and adult athletes, has largely been ignored in the sports ethics literature.

Item type Book Section
ISBN 9780415557757 (pbk), 9780415557740 (hbk), 9780203868447 (online)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Historical > FOR Classification > 2201 Applied Ethics
Historical > SEO Classification > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Keywords ResPubID23739, male-female relationships, sexual harassment, abuse, sexual relationships, authority, power difference, educators, education, teachers, teaching, athletes, athletics, sports, coaching ethics, exploitation, professional ethics
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