Non-Professional Fijian Rugby Players’ Cultural Transitioning into New Zealand (2019)
Type of ContentJournal Article
PublisherUniversidad de Valladolid
AuthorsLight R, Carpenter Kshow all
Alternative TitleNon élite Fijian rugby players’ adaptation to New Zealand culture.
There is growing research interest in athlete mobility as a consequence of globalization and the personal, cultural and contextual adjustments required in transitioning from one culture to another (see, Ryba, Haapanen, Mosek & Kwok, 2012). While this work has provided valuable knowledge about the challenges facing professional athletes transitioning from one culture to another it pays little attention to the experiences of non-professional and non-elite athletes. To redress this oversight this article presents the findings of a study on the experiences of Fijian non-elite rugby players who had moved to New Zealand as adolescents to pursue opportunities in rugby
CitationLight R, Carpenter K (2019). Non-Professional Fijian Rugby Players’ Cultural Transitioning into New Zealand. Agora for Physical Education and Sport. 21. 1-12.
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KeywordsRugby; Fiji; New Zealand; cultural transitioning
ANZSRC Fields of Research17 - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences::1701 - Psychology::170114 - Sport and Exercise Psychology
20 - Language, Communication and Culture::2002 - Cultural Studies::200208 - Migrant Cultural Studies
20 - Language, Communication and Culture::2002 - Cultural Studies::200210 - Pacific Cultural Studies