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Hello Samuel,

There are several ideas you have expressed in your post, which I support. First, I want to join you in your view that there is inadequate research on cultural diversity in sport psychology. The increasing population of diverse populations in sports in the United States, whereby many immigrants have been incorporated into sports and athletics, should be characterized by more research on cultural diversity to enable diverse players to understand how they can relate with their coach, fellow athletes, and sportsmen and women (Schinke & Moore, 2011). It is also important because it will ensure that all the affected parties understand and can interpret rules and regulations safeguarding sports in foreign countries. Many reports have shown that the United States is more diverse today, with a greater population of African players and athletes dominating the country.

Cultural diversity in sports has contributed to the current intense competition, innovation, and talented players and athletes in America. In your post, I agree that research on cultural diversity in sport psychology will ensure that sports psychologists gain an in-depth understanding of the athletes with whom they work. It is also key in demonstrating respect for and integration of cultural constructs in the treatment room (Ryba et al., 2013). Another important idea you have identified in your post is that intense research on cultural diversity in sport psychology is key because it helps sports psychologists maintain personal and professional self-awareness.

From your post, it is evident that a lack of research on cultural diversity in sport psychology can lead to an organization’s lack of inclusive culture. This is mainly occurring due to a diverse organization that is not properly oriented and guided by organizational behaviors and culture (Gill & William, 2008). The resultant effect of a diverse culture is that it can change an organization’s culture, which can make it miss its core values and general mandate.



Gill, D. L., & William, L. (2008). Gender, diversity, and cultural competence.  Psychological dynamics of sport and exercise. 2nd. Champaign: Human Kinetics, 267-290.

Schinke, R., & Moore, Z. E. (2011). Culturally informed sport psychology: Introduction to the special issue.  Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology,  5(4), 283-294.

Ryba, T. V., Stambulova, N. B., Si, G., & Schinke, R. J. (2013). ISSP position stand: Culturally competent research and practice in sport and exercise psychology.  International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology,  11(2), 123

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