Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-01-29
Received: 28 November 2018
Accepted: 16 January 2019
First Online: 29 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The survey was conducted according to the ethical guidelines for surveys approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the Department of Sport Science as well as the Board for Ethical Issues (BfEI) of the University of Innsbruck. All participants were informed about the aims of the study and gave their informed consent for participating in responding to the online questionnaire. Furthermore, the study was completed anonymously thus ensuring confidentiality. According to the IRB, it was not necessary to seek formal written consent, indeed given that the study was completed anonymously, written consent would have had the paradoxical effect of compromising anonymity. A positive response from a respondent was, in itself, evidence of consent.
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