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achieved status

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A high social status acquired by individual effort or open competition (for example, through winning at sport), rather than from the status the person is born with. Compare ascribed status.

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achievement

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

1 The level of performance attained by an athlete particularly in a standardized series of tests.

2 In sociology, the acquisition of social position or...

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achievement motivation

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Business and Management.

Defined as the need to perform well or the striving for success, and evidenced by persistence and effort in the face of difficulties, achievement motivation is regarded as a central human...

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agility

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Human Resource Management.

Or organizational agility is the capacity of a business organization to adapt to long-run changes in products, markets, or technology. Agility is sometimes contrasted with ‘flexibility’,...

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athleticism

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Sport and Leisure.

Devotion to or emphasis on physical fitness. Athleticism and an enthusiasm for sporting activities was a component of so-called ‘muscular Christianity': a loosely knit movement at the end...

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burnout

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Business and Management.

A work-related condition of emotional exhaustion in which interest in work, personal achievement, and efficiency decline sharply and the sufferer is no longer capable of making decisions....

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callisthenics

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Systematic, rhythmic, light exercises, such as abdominal curls and push-ups, that utilize the weight of the body as resistance. Callisthenics are designed to tone and strengthen muscles,...

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civilizing process

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

The historical process by which people have acquired a greater capacity for controlling their emotions. Associated with the civilizing process has been a lower tolerance of anti-social...

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comeback

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Sport and Leisure.

In sport, the relaunch of a sports career for a once-retired athlete.

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comparative method

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A method of testing hypotheses about causal relationships, or establishing social types and classes, by looking at the similarities and differences between phenomena, societies or cultures....

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