Young People's Involvement in Sport

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Overview

Based on survey data derived from face-to-face interviews with 2,400 schoolchildren, 600 four-day time diaries and focus groups with both elite performers, coaches and parents, the book offers a comprehensive overview of young people's involvement in sport and physical activity in the 1990s. Deliberately set in the context of the literature on sport involvement and participation motivation, and alongside wider policy concerns, individual contributors each have accessed the data in order to address a particula substantive topic. Given the almost complete absence of har data currently available in this field, the book should appeal not only to a local audience but to a wider international readership including sport scientists, sports administrators, coaches, teachers and policy makers, indeed anyone with an interest in the who, what, why and how of young people's involvement in sport.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415166492
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1997
  • Series: Adolescence and Society Series
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Gender issues in sport participation 25
3 Individual differences and intrinsic motivations for sport participation 57
4 Predictors, patterns and policies for post-school participation 78
5 Age and sport participation 98
6 Sport and community background 114
7 Time for sport? Activity diaries of young people 126
8 Focus group interviews with elite young athlete, coaches and parents 152
9 Modelling participation motivation in sport 178
10 International perspectives on public policy and the development of sport for young people 211
11 Technical report 232
Appendix SCNI survey 243
Index 270
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