Yıl 2021, Cilt 13 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 36 - 48 2021-04-05

Illuminating the Voices of Sports Leaders in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conduit for Sports Development in the Sports Science School at UTech, Ja.
Illuminating the Voices of Sports Leaders in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conduit for Sports Development in the Sports Science School at UTech, Ja.

Van Der ROWE [1]


The research used a phenomenological approach to examine the lived experiences of lecturers and students in the
COVID-19 pandemic in the sports science school at the University of Technology, Jamaica. The results indicated that
both lecturers and students endured physical and mental discomforts (e.g., weight gain and stress) in the transition to
online learning. Through proactive leadership by the Head of School to put measures in place to alleviate some of the
issues, sport science studies could continue with improved percentage passes throughout the period.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed every facet of the lives of sport science studies which required a rapid transition into the virtual space. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sport science studies at Utech, Ja. through the lived experiences of staff and students. The research took the form of an interpretive phenomenological design that utilized an interpretive phenomenological analysis. The research employed a semi-structured interviewing process for the head of school, the program director, four lecturers, and five students (two from the athletic training program, two from the sports management program, and one student from the coaching program). Documentary analysis was also used to examine the percentage grades from semester 1 2019 and the grades for semester 1 2020 to determine if there were any anomaly between the two semesters. The results of the research suggest that sport science studies change and adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic significantly to facilitate the continuation of sport science studies. The results also indicated that students’ performance was impacted positively and negatively in different areas, however, the proactive leadership that was shown by the head of school helped to alleviate some of the implications. Keywords: Sports Science Studies, Phenomenology, Virtual Learning
  • References Alase, A. (2017). The interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA): A guide to a good qualitative research approach. International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies,5, 9-19. dio: http://10.7575/aiac.ijels.v.5n.2p.9.
  • Baena-Arroyo, J. M., García-Fernández, J., Gálvez-Ruiz, P., & Grimaldi-Puyana, M. (2020). Analyzing consumer loyalty through service experience and service convenience: Differences between instructor fitness classes and virtual fitness classes. Sustainability, 12(3), 828. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su12030828
  • Bas, D., Martin, M., Pollack, C., & Venne, R. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 on sport, physical activity, and well-being and its effects on social development. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Retrieved on January 8, 2021, from https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/05/PB_73.pdf
  • Cleveland, R. E., & Sink, C. A. (2017). Student happiness, school climate, and school improvement plans. Professional School Counseling, 21(1) doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2156759X18761898
  • Clevinger, K., Petrie, T., Martin, S., & Greenleaf, C. (2020). The relationship of sport involvement and gender to physical fitness, self-efficacy, and self-concept in middle school students. Physical Educator, 77(1), 154-172. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.18666/TPE-2020-V77-11-9228
  • Dabic, T., & Stojanov, Z. (2015). Reflections on some validity and ethical issues in mixed methods research on investigating English language usage at IT departments in Serbia. Researchgate, 2-6. dio: http://22.10.1016/j.asmart.2020.07.006.
  • Domokos, C., Domokos, M., Mirică, S. N., Negrea, C., Bota, E., & Nagel, A. (2020). Being a student at the faculty of sports and physical education in COVID- 19 pandemic times - A moment in life. Timisoara Physical Education and Rehabilitation Journal, 13(24), 45-50. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/tperj-2020-0007
  • Eigenschenk, B., Thomann, A., McClure, M., Davies, L., Gregory, M., Dettweiler, U., & Inglés, E. (2019). Benefits of outdoor sports for society. A systematic literature review and reflections on evidence. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(6). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16060937
  • Escamilla-Fajardo, P., Núñez-Pomar, M. J., Calabuig-Moreno. F., & Gómez-Tafalla, M. A. (2020). Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports entrepreneurship. Sustainability, 12, 84-93. doi:10.3390/su12208493
  • Evans, A., Blackwell, J., Dolan, P., Fahlén, J., Hoekman, R., Lenneis, V., McNarry, G., Smith, M., & Wilcock, L. (2020). Sport in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic: Towards an agenda for research in the sociology of sport. European Journal for Sport and Society, 17. 10.1080/16138171.2020.1765100.
  • Goodall, D. (2014). An interpretative phenomenological study exploring designated teachers’ experiences of supporting looked after children. (Publication No. 1779103324) [Doctoral dissertation, The University of Sheffield] ProQuest One Academic.
  • Harris, A. (2020). COVID-19 – School leadership in crisis? Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 5(3/4), 321-326. DOI 10.1108/JPCC-06-2020-0045.
  • Hsiao-Pu Yeh, Stone, J. A., Churchill, S. M., Brymer, E., & Davids, K. (2017). Physical and emotional benefits of different exercise environments designed for treadmill running. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(7), 752. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14070752
  • José Sá, M., & Serp, S. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to foster the sustainable development of teaching in higher education. Sustainability,12. doi:10.3390/su12208525.
  • Kirillova, K. (2018). Phenomenology for hospitality: Theoretical premises and practical applications. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 30(11), 3326-3345. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-11-2017-0712
  • Maxwell, J. A. (2013). Qualitative research design. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Mayende, G., Prinz, A., Maurice, N. G., Muyinda, B. P., & Nampijja, D. (2016). Philosophical and ethical concerns in researching online learning groups. Conference on e-Learning, e-Management, and e-Services, 1-7.
  • Melo, L. A. M. (2016). Contributions of the hermeneutics of paul ricoeur to the phenomenological research in psychology. Psicologia USP, 27(2), 296-306. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0103-656420140071
  • Netolicky, M. D. (2020). School leadership during a pandemic: navigating tensions. Journal of Professional Capital and Community,5(3/4), 391-395. DOI 10.1108/JPCC-05-2020-0017
  • Noon, E. (2018). Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis: An Appropriate Methodology for Educational Research?. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice,6, 10.14297/jpaap.v6i1.304.
  • Patton, C. M. (2017). Workplace conflict, management, and leadership implications: An interpretive phenomenology of medical imaging technologists. (Publication No. 10689208) [Doctoral dissertation, Eastern University] ProQuest One Academic.
  • Peck, B., & Mummery, J. (2019). Recovering the "individual" for qualitative research: an idiographic approach. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 20(3), Art. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-20.3.3231.
  • Wong, A. L., Ling, S., Louie, L., Law, So., R., Lee, D., Yau, F., & Yung, P. (2020). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports and exercise. Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, and Technology.
  • World Health Organization (2020). Mask use in the context of COVID-19. Retrieved January 8, 2021, from https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019?gclid=Cj0KCQiAyJOBBhDCARIsAJG2h5fXeGfH7IYtVy6MGb35ADWo4ULcyLey7uKbnOd4wlLL7_juAfBpsmkaAvepEALw_wcB
Birincil Dil en
Konular Eğitim, Bilimsel Disiplinler
Bölüm Araştırma Makaleleri
Yazarlar

Orcid: 0000-0001-5658-8139
Yazar: Van Der ROWE (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: University of Technology, Jamaica
Ülke: Jamaica


Tarihler

Yayımlanma Tarihi : 5 Nisan 2021

APA Rowe, V . (2021). Illuminating the Voices of Sports Leaders in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conduit for Sports Development in the Sports Science School at UTech, Ja. . Beden Eğitimi ve Spor Araştırmaları Dergisi , 13 (1) , 36-48 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/besad/issue/61187/893071