The Influence of a Sport-for-Peace Event on Prejudice and Change Agent Self-Efficacy Academic Article uri icon


  • The purpose of this research project was to examine the impact of participating in a sport-for-peace event and ones social dominance orientation on prejudice and change agent self-efficacy. In Study 1, participants (n = 136) completed questionnaires both before and following their participation in a sport-for-peace event. The event was designed to ensure both high levels of and quality intergroup contact, with interactions confirmed through a manipulation check. Results from the doubly repeated measures analysis of variance indicate a significant decrease in prejudice and a significant increase in change agent self-efficacy. Social dominance orientation did not influence the nature of these changes. In Study 2, the authors conducted focus group interviews with 27 participants to better understand how the event impacted prejudice and change agent self-efficacy. Results indicate that the team-based sport environment and social opportunities were instrumental in prejudice reduction while the educational platform was important for increasing change agent self-efficacy.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Sport Management

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Peachey, J. W., Cunningham, G. B., Lyras, A., Cohen, A., & Bruening, J.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Peachey, Jon Welty||Cunningham, George B||Lyras, Alexis||Cohen, Adam||Bruening, Jennifer

publication date

  • May 2015