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"Men åsså, man kan ju inte tvinga nån": En intervjustudie om ungdomarna vid sidan av idrotten
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sport clubs performing a type of organized leisure activity that state and local governmentsupport in the form of grants and sportarenas. Sport is one of the biggest activity on the leisurearena, but for various reasons may or may not all young people participate. Parts of the youngpeople have been in contact with it, but are leaving, while some others never been entered. Theaim of this study was to increase knowledge about the external and internal factors affectingadolescents to participation or non-participation in sport association. The study is based ontheories of identity, background and motivation, and previous research around these areas, butalso about the importance of place, sports in society and the reasons for not participating. Thestudy was targetet on youth in grades 6-9 from a secondary school in central nothern Sweden,and the data was collected thourgh twelve interviews, sex girls and four boys. The youth wasstrategically selected using a sample survey. The young people had either left the sportassociation or never before participated. The result shows that the interviewees come fromsimilar circumstances; lower socio-economic, multicultural background and residents inapartment areas. They described themselves with similar words and prefer to hang out with hisfriends at leisures. They believe that sport was fun, but they value to exercise on their own andwanted to choose how they spend there spare time rather than beeing a member in a sport club.Young people enjoy their leisure time and choose to spend it apart from the sport club.

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Keyword [en]
Leisure activity, Habitus, Sport, Motivation, Self determination theory, Adolescence
Keyword [sv]
Fritidsaktiviteter, Habitus, Idrott, Motivation, Självbestämmande teorin, Ungdomar
National Category
Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-123259OAI: diva2:944280
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Örnsköldsviks kommun, Johan Strömqvist
Subject / course
Educational program
Study Programme for Sport Sciences
Available from: 2016-06-29 Created: 2016-06-29 Last updated: 2016-06-29Bibliographically approved

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