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Barn och ungdomars deltagande i skolidrott och föreningsidrott – en jämlikhetsfråga?: En värdering av kunskapsläget och förslag till aktion för barn och ungdomars hälsa.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Sports Medicine. (Robin Karlsson)
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


Children and adolescents have the right to be equally teaches and coached in physical education (PE) at school and to be equally treated as all children in sports clubs. Physical activity can be described as all kind of movements that preformed during physical activity. Physical activity can improve physical fitness as well as it has positive effect on concentration, self-esteem and to work towards goals and getting better at planning for the school homework’s. The recommended amount of physical activity for children and adolescents, started by established health organizations, is about 60 minute’s physical activity per day, to prevent unhealthy physical states and to promote current and long term health. However the level of physical activity on children´s leisure time has decreased dramatically in recent decades. This can be explained by increased time spending indoor with computer games, TV and social media through new technologies that been developed in recent decades. This means that physical activity trough PE-classes in school and by participating in sports club. Here, the government in Sweden through the national sports federation (RF), has invested a large amount of money to increase the number of youth participating in physical activities and sports through two economic stakes called Idrottslyftet and Handslaget ( However, these interventions have recently been evaluated with discouraging results. An important question to explore by the future research is whether the children and adolescents who are most inactive during leisure time are the same who are least active and involved in PE-classes in school. In this case, it is urgent that the children and adolescents who are in very high need of physical activity are seen and coached during PE-classes.


This essay is focused on the PE in school and children´s and adolescent’s physical activity and sports at leisure time, all in view of health and equal rights.      


Keywords: Idrottsföreningar, samarbete, samverkan, föreningsidrott, skolidrott, Handslaget, Idrottslyftet, GIH, physical activity, spontanidrott, Children, adolescents, Community Interventions,

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 22 p.
Keyword [sv]
Barn och ungdommar
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57073OAI: diva2:539427
Educational program
Sports Science Programme, Sports Medicine and Coaching
Available from: 2012-08-10 Created: 2012-07-03 Last updated: 2012-08-10Bibliographically approved

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