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Strategic interaction in player-sport official encounters

Cunningham, Ian (2014) Strategic interaction in player-sport official encounters. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 155. pp. 304-311. ISSN 1877-0428

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Sport officiating communication studies use the views of officials and focus on ‘one-way’ communication and behavioural factors such as impression management and decision communication.Little is known about player perspectives and ways players differ in their interaction with officials.This study used Goffman's (1959; 1969) dramaturgical sociology as an interpretive frame to understand players’ views of strategic interaction in player-official encounters. Main findings show the emergence of the ‘unwitting’, ‘naïve’ and ‘covering’ moves (Goffman, 1969) in player-official interaction and that players actively attempt to influence officials and their decisions through deliberate and unconscious strategies such as complaining and selective questioning.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: International Conference on Communication and Media 2014 (i-COME’14), Organised by School of Multimedia Technology and Communication, UUM, 18 - 20 October, 2014, Holiday Villa Beach Hotel and Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sport official communication; player-official interaction; dramaturgical sociology; communication training; referee
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 02:22
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 03:29
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13045

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