‘Life in the Travelling Circus’: A Study of Loneliness, Work Stress, and Money Issues in Touring Professional Golf

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620584
Title:
‘Life in the Travelling Circus’: A Study of Loneliness, Work Stress, and Money Issues in Touring Professional Golf
Authors:
Fry, John; Bloyce, Daniel ( 0000-0003-4114-3588 )
Abstract:
This article examines the effects of globalization on the well-being of migrant professional athletes. Interviews with 20 touring professional golfers reveal that players experience many of the personal problems – such as loneliness, isolation, low decision latitude, low social support, and effort-reward imbalance – which have been identified as “strong predictors of mental ill-health” (Leka & Jain, 2010, p. 65). Feelings of loneliness and isolation developed as players were regularly apart from family and friends, and spent most of their time with other golfers whom they had somewhat superficial relationships with. These feelings coupled with, for many, uncertain income generated through golf added further to their work-related anxieties. Overall, results highlight the importance of considering how workplace anxieties and vulnerabilities impact on athlete migrants’ health and well-being.
Affiliation:
Myerscough College; University of Chester
Citation:
Fry, J., & Bloyce, D. (2017). ‘Life in the Travelling Circus’: A Study of Loneliness, Work Stress, and Money Issues in Touring Professional Golf. Sociology of Sport Journal, 34(2), 148-159. DOI: 10.1123/ssj.2017-0002
Publisher:
Human Kinetics
Journal:
Sociology of Sport Journal
Publication Date:
Jun-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620584
DOI:
10.1123/ssj.2017-0002
Additional Links:
http://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/abs/10.1123/ssj.2017-0002
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
As accepted for publication
EISSN:
1543-2785
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorFry, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorBloyce, Danielen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-02T15:53:00Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-02T15:53:00Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-
dc.identifier.citationFry, J., & Bloyce, D. (2017). ‘Life in the Travelling Circus’: A Study of Loneliness, Work Stress, and Money Issues in Touring Professional Golf. Sociology of Sport Journal, 34(2), 148-159. DOI: 10.1123/ssj.2017-0002en
dc.identifier.doi10.1123/ssj.2017-0002-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620584-
dc.descriptionAs accepted for publicationen
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the effects of globalization on the well-being of migrant professional athletes. Interviews with 20 touring professional golfers reveal that players experience many of the personal problems – such as loneliness, isolation, low decision latitude, low social support, and effort-reward imbalance – which have been identified as “strong predictors of mental ill-health” (Leka & Jain, 2010, p. 65). Feelings of loneliness and isolation developed as players were regularly apart from family and friends, and spent most of their time with other golfers whom they had somewhat superficial relationships with. These feelings coupled with, for many, uncertain income generated through golf added further to their work-related anxieties. Overall, results highlight the importance of considering how workplace anxieties and vulnerabilities impact on athlete migrants’ health and well-being.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/abs/10.1123/ssj.2017-0002en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectProfessional golfen
dc.subjectWorkplace conditionsen
dc.subjectSport labor migrationen
dc.subjectHealth and well-beingen
dc.subjectLonelinessen
dc.title‘Life in the Travelling Circus’: A Study of Loneliness, Work Stress, and Money Issues in Touring Professional Golfen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1543-2785-
dc.contributor.departmentMyerscough College; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalSociology of Sport Journalen
dc.date.accepted2017-01-08-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-07-01-
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