TitleContent Analysis of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Recreational Sports Journal, 2005–2019
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsFrench, MT, Cardinal, BJ
JournalRecreational Sports Journal
Date Published03/2021

While its content and editorial decisions are independent of NIRSA, the Recreational Sports Journal is NIRSA’s scholarly communication outlet and supported by the NIRSA Foundation. Both the organization and journal share a common interest in shaping the future of college recreational sports programs. In response to and reflective of growing diversity on college campuses, that future prioritizes equity, diversity, and inclusion. This study sought to determine the extent that equity, diversity, and inclusion content has appeared in the Recreational Sports Journal during the time period of May, 2005–April, 2019. A retrospective content analysis was conducted on 200 research articles from the journal. To date, equity, diversity, and inclusion has not been addressed in a meaningful way, at least in this forum and during this time period. There is an urgent need for researchers to address this void. The journal is encouraged to assert greater influence in shaping this future.

Short TitleRecreational Sports Journal