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definition of situation

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
definition of situation

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Concerns the importance of subjective perspectives of actors for the objective consequences of social interactions. Therefore, if a situation is defined as real, its consequences are real. For example, if an athlete assumes that a coach does not like him or her and acts accordingly, the assumption (whether true or not) will have real consequences....

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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