C.V. Koukouris

CURRICULUM VITAE
SURNAME:     Koukouris
NAME:           Konstantinos.
ADDRESS:     Plagiari, PO Box 80Γ,
Mikra Authorities, Perfecture of                                   Thessaloniki,
Gr-57500, Greece
                             Tel: 23920-21755. E-mail: compass7@forthnet.gr,
                             Personal Internet site: www.orienteering.org.gr
DAY OF
BIRTH: 6 August 1960.

FORMAL EDUCATION

1986 – 1989   Ph.
D. in Sociology of Sport, Victoria University of Manchester.
Title of Doctoral Dissertation: Disengagement of Elite Greek Male Athletes from
Competitive Sport.
1984 – 1986   M. Ed. in Sociology
and Psychology of Sport, Victoria University of Manchester.
Title of Masters Dissertation: Attitudes and participation of athletes from
selected sports clubs in Salonica.
1982 – 1984   Intensive
Study of English language.
1978 – 1982   Undergraduate
Studies in Physical Education, Department of Physical Education, University of Thessaloniki leading to a degree in Physical
Education.
1978             General
University Entry Examinations: Points: 247/320, 6th in the list.

PUBLICATIONS IN
INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS AND BOOKS OUTSIDE  OF GREECE.

1) Disengagement of advanced and elite Greek male
athletes from organized competitive sport. International
Review for the Sociology of Sport,
1991, 26, 4, 289-310.
2) Quantitative aspects of the disengagement process
of advanced and elite male athletes form competitive sport. Journal of
Sport Behaviour,
1991. 14, 4, 227-246
3) Possible adjustment problems and attitudes towards
disengagement from sport of advanced and elite male athlete. Physical
Education Review,
Spring 1991, 14, 1, 56-69.
4) Constructed case studies: Athletes’ perspectives of
disengaging from organized competitive sport. Sociology of Sport Journal, 1994,
11, 114-139.
5) Coaches’ responsibilities for top gymnastics’
disengagement from competitive gymnastics in Greece (2000).  In Mc Namee, M.; Jennings, C. and Reeves, M. (eds). “Just
Leisure; ethics policy and professional development”,
211-226. LSA
Publications, England.
This paper was presented at the 5th International Conference of the
Leisure Studies Association in Cheltenham and Gloucester, England,
July 1999.
6) Traumas in sport
gymnastics. Sport and Sciences (published in Bulgaria), 2000, 3, 139-142.
7) Reasons for taking part in orienteering in Greece.  Scientific Journal of Orienteering, 2005,
17, 1, 
www.orienteering.org/SciJO/SciJhome.htm 
8) Premature athletic disengagement of elite Greek gymnasts.
European Journal of sport and society, 2005, 2, 1, 35-56.
9) Violent incidents in Greek
basketball. Referees’ perspective on the theoretical models of violence. Physical
culture and sport. Studies and research
, Vol. 46. Dec. 2009, pp. 177-193. Koukouris
Konstantinos  and Taxildaridis, Stavros.
Also available
from http://versita.metapress.com/content 
10) Applying
Goffman’s theory in the rowing communes. Oarsmen’s views about the effects of
training on their lives. Konstantinos,
Koukouris, Gounaropoulos  Panagiotis and
Veinoglou Nikos.  Physical culture and
sport.
Studies
and research
,
Vol. 46. Dec. 2009, pp. 194-207. Also available from http://versita.metapress.com/content
11) Outdoor activities and environmental education.
Accepted for publication in Sport
Tourism
but not printed for unknown reasons.
12). Recreational
sport participation among women in Greece. Alexandris Konstantinos and
Koukouris Konstantinos. Accepted for publication in Journal of Sport and Social Issues but not printed for unknown reasons.

PUBLICATIONS IN
GREEK JOURNALS

1) Settling into a job, a problem as a factor leading
to disengagement  from sport.. “Physical
Education and Sport
” Νο 29, 1990,  49-63.
2) Former athletes’ intentions to return to their
specialty sport. “Physical Education and Sport” Νο 31, 1991, 10-20.
3) Administrators’ responsibility for ending the
career of many athletes. “The science of Physical Education and sport”. 1992, 2, pp 46-59.
4) Voluntary or unwilling disengagement from organized
competitive sport? Sport sciences 1992, 3, pp 10-13.
5) Is athletic failure the main reason for ending the
athletic career? Sport and Society 1992, 5, pp 14-25.
6) Disengagement of advanced and elite Greek male
athletes form organized competitive sport. Sport Science, Theory and Practice. 1992, 7, 1, 19-39. Originally published in International
Review for the Sociology of Sport,
1991, 26, 4, 289-310.
7) Time consuming training as a factor leading to
disengagement from sport. “Physical Education and sport”, 1993, Νο 33, pp. 47-58.
8) Possible adjustment problems and attitudes towards
disengagement from sport of advanced and elite male athlete. Sport Science, Theory and Practice. 1993, 8,  2, 43-61.
9) Top male athletes’ perceptions about the effects of intensive training on education “Physical Education and sport” 1995, Νο 37, pp. 24-35.
10) Former athletes’ suggestions on how the phenomenon
of premature disengagement from sport could be checked. Sport and Society Vol 16, pp. 64-78.
11) Reasons for ending the athletic career in track
and field. Tambouratzis Stavros Koukouris Konstantinos,
Papaionnnou Athanasios and Mihalopoulou Maria. Sport
Science, Theory and Practice.
1999, 14, 1, 35-42.
12) Elite gymnasts’ possible adjustment problems after their disengagement from gymnastis. Sport Performance and Health”
Journal
, 2000, 1.
13) Former athletes’ suggestions for changes in track
and field. Tambouratzis Stavros and Konstantinos
Koukouris. “Sport Performance and Health”
Journal,
2000, 2, 117-124.
14) Training overload as a reason for disengagement
from gymnastics. Sport Psychology, 2000.
15) Reasons for taking part in
orienteering. Sport Psychology. 2001. pp73-93.
16) How much
are coaches responsible for the premature athletic disengagement of elite Greek
gymnasts. Sport Science, Theory and practice, 2001, 16,3, pp 95-114
17) Oarsmen’s views about their relationship with
their coaches in rowing communes. Disengagement of advanced and elite Greek
male athletes from organized competitive sport. Koukouris Konstantinos and Gounaropoulos Panagiotis. Sport Science, Theory and practice. 2001, 16, 1, 45-64.
18) Incidents of violence in basketball. Koukouris Konstantinos and Taxildaridis Stavros. Sport Psychology, 2003,
14, 73-105.
19) Types of violence in amateur soccer in the areas
of Macedonia
and Fthiotida. Physical Education-Sport and Health Journal, Koukouris
Konstantinos and Relias Taxiarhis 2004, 16-17, 127-138.
20) Outdoor activities and Sport. Investigations in
Physical Education and sport.
2005, 3,3, 264-276.
21) Soccer and Politics in Cyprus (1959-1994).
Hadjiharalambous Marios and Koukouris Konstantinos. Physical Education,
Sport and Health
, pp. 91-102.
22)  The effects
of sex, age and career length on the job satisfaction of tennis coaches.
Salonikidis, K., Drakou, Am. and Koukouris , K. (2008). Sport and Recreation
Management
, 4, 1, 18-45.
23) Top referees’ perspective about the effects of
Mass Media on violence in basketball. Koukouris, K.,
Spiliopoulos, P., Salonikidis, K. and Taxildaridis S. (in press) Structure
and management of sport
.

PUBLICATIONS IN
PROCEEDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES.

1) Disengagement of
experienced Greek male athletes from competitive sport as a result of the deep
crisis of human relationships in the athletic milieu. Proceedings of the 2nd
International Congress on Sports Law. Ancient Olympia 1993. Published in the book Ethics in Sport (ed. Panagiotopoulos Dim.)  “Έλλην”. Publications, pp 267-285.
2) Premature
athletic disengagement of elite Greek gymnasts. 1st International Conference on Sport Psychology which was
organized by the Department of Physical Education in Komotini, Greece.
1-3 November 1996, 116-121.
3) Cognitive mapping: a tool for the analysis of interview data in
sports social psychology. 1st International Conference on Sport
Psychology, which was organized by the Department of Physical Education in Komotini, Greece.
1-3 November 1996, 188-194. Bob Carroll & Konstantinos Koukouris
(1996).
4) How much are coaches responsible for the premature
athletic disengagement of elite Greek gymnasts. 2nd International Conference on Sport Psychology which was organized by
the Department of Physical Education in Trikala,
Greece 1998.
5) Outdoor
activities in Greece
for people with physical impairments. International Conference on Adapted
Physical Education of Children and Youth: Every Individual Is a Challenge. C.
Evaggelinou, K. Koukouris & S. Deligianni (abstract only). Czechoslovakia,
Olomowc, 30 Ιουνίου -2 Ιουλίου 1996.
BOOK
The social aspects of sport. (2009). 337 pages
covering all sociology of sport.

PUBLICATIONS IN BOOKS

1) Are coaches responsible for athletes’ disengagement from sport? The
article has been published exclusively in the book of Stamiris Giannis (1995)
“Sociology of Sport”.
2) Disengagement of advanced Greek male athletes form
organized competitive sport as a result of the deep crisis of human
relationships in the athletic milieau. Proceedings of the 2nd
International congress on sports law. Ancient Olympia. It was published in the book Ethics
in sport
. Panagiotopoulos, Editor Έλλην Publication
pp.267-285.
3)  Agression against referees in Greek
basketball. Proceedings of 10th IASL Congress on sports law, pp.
258-266. Implementation and the Olympic Games. Ant. Sakkoulas, Athens, Greece.

EMPLOYMENT

1982 – 1984:  Part time employment in three private
gym-centres.
1992: Part time employment in Llandrillo College,
School of Leisure
and Recreation, Colwyn Bay, in North Wales, Britain.
1993 – 2001:  Full-time employment as lecturer and
subsequently as assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education, Aristotle’s
University of Thessaloniki. Teaching of the course
“Sociology of Sport” (1993-2001). Teaching of the course “specialty course
Tae-kwon-do” 1994-95. Teaching of the selection
course Tae-kwon-do” in Serres 1993-95 and Thessaloniki 1993-94, 1996-97 και 1997-1998. Teaching of the specialty course “outdoor sporting
activities”.
2002-2010: Full-time employment
as a Secondary school teacher in three secondary schools. Employment as a
temporary member of staff in the Department of Physical Education and Exercise
Science in Serres, Aristotle’s University (2005-2010) teaching sociology of
sport, outdoor activities, information technology, tae-kwon-do.

SPORTING
BACKGROUND

Track and Field       
1974-1979: Intensive training and competing
in athletics in National and local championships in the events of 200m. 400m. and 400m. with hurdles.

Tae-kwon-do and other martial arts

1980-2010: Intensive training
in Tae-kwon-do from 1980 until recently. Participation and distinction in the 1st
British Open Championship of Hung Kuen of Shaolin Kung-Fu (1989). Participation
in many contests in Tae-kwon-do and Kung-fu. 5th dan black belt in
tae-kwon-do and 1st dan black belt in Hapkido. The black belt 1st
dan (W.T.F.) was awarded in 1989
in Manchester,
1987-1992: Working experience
as an associate teacher at Manchester Polytechnic Taekwondo Club and head
teacher at Rhyl Tae-kwon-do Club.

Orienteering

1986- 2010: Participation in
many contests in Britain, Sweden, Bulgaria,
Serbia
and FYROM. Leading role in the promotion of the sport in Greece. Organizing the first ever
International Orienteering race in Greece and the first ever
International Conference on orienteering. Conducting many seminars throughout
the country.
1988: Certificate as orienteering instructor from the British National Centre of Mountain
Activities at Plas y Brenin, Capel Curing, Gwynedd, Wales, U.K.
1996: Organizing he first ever properly conducted
orienteering race in Greece.
1997 and 2000: Taking part in a 10 day orienteering seminars in Umeo Sweden and
1998: Organizing he first ever
scientific conference about orienteering in Greece. The General Secretary of
the International Orienteering Federation Mrs. Barbra
Ronnberg gave a speech.
2000: Organizing he first ever
international event in Thessaloniki.
Except Greeks 85 Scandinavians participated!
2001: First ever
participation of a Greek team in the Balkan championship in Strumnitsa, FYROM.
Hiking            
Participation in many trekkings in Greece and abroad.
CanoeKayak
2002: Attending a five-day seminar of sea kayaking in the National Centre of Water sports in Wales, Britain.

SOCIAL
ACTIVITIES

Documentaries on T.V.
Participation in TV documentaries produced by ET-3.
The mountains of Grammos, Varnountas, Triklario and Falakro were described in
these documentaries. They were presented many times on television.

Study for the development of outdoor activities in
Chania

He was invited by the mayor of Chania in Crete to study an area of interest and present an
alternative proposal for the development of the area of Agioi Apostoloi,
Chania.
Public speeches about recreation and outdoor
activities.
Invited main speaker in numerous public speeches about
recreation and orienteering in the cities of Athens,
Rodes, Chania, Ptolemaida, Kozani, Edessa,
Serres, Makrinitsa Volos, Imeros Komotini etc. Published articles in many
magazines and periodicals.

 

 

SHORT CURRICULUM VITAE
Koukouris
Konstantinos studied Physical Education in the Department of Physical
Education, University of Thessaloniki,
Greece. He
spent seven years in Britain
and worked part-time in Llandrillo College, School
of Leisure and Recreation, Colwyn Bay,
in North Wales, Britain.
He was awarded his M. Ed. in Social Sciences and his Ph. D. in Sociology
of  Sport
from the Victoria University of Manchester in 1989. The title of his
Doctoral Dissertation was “Disengagement of Elite Greek Male Athletes from
Competitive Sport”. He worked as full-time senior lecturer in the Department of
Physical Education, University
of Thessaloniki from
1993-2001. He has eight years teaching experience in the course “Sociology of
Sport”. He also taught Tae-kwon-do and outdoor activities at University level.
He has published ten articles in international journals (including the
International Review for the Sociology of Sport, the Sociology of Sport
Journal, the Journal of Sport Behaviour, the Physical Education Review etc.)
and 23 papers within Greece.
He played a leading role in the promotion of orienteering in Greece. He is a
5th dan black belt in Tae-kwon-do and 1st dan in Hapkido. He is a
keen outdoor activities enthusiast.

 

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