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Andersson, Malin
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Andersson, M., Karp, S. & Wickman, K. (2023). The pre-stage of inclusion–conditions for the mainstreaming process of parasports within the Swedish Floorball Federation. Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, 26(11), 1913-1931
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The pre-stage of inclusion–conditions for the mainstreaming process of parasports within the Swedish Floorball Federation
2023 (English)In: Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, ISSN 1743-0437, E-ISSN 1743-0445, Vol. 26, no 11, p. 1913-1931Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses conditions for including parasports in the Swedish Floorball Federation (SFF) as a case in an ongoing large-scale organizational change aimed towards equal opportunities for persons with disabilities (PwD) within the Swedish Sports Confederation. Frame factor theory is used to analyse the SFF’s conditions for this inclusion in a pre-stage of change. Thus, this article aims to facilitate opportunities for equal conditions for sports participation. Twenty-two semi-structured interviews and 55 questionnaire responses from federation and district representatives informed the analysis. Findings revealed enabling conditions, such as a general benignity towards inclusion, but also highlighted limiting conditions such as mainstream representatives lack of knowledge about the process, which can lead to further marginalization of PwD. The conclusion was drawn that defining the meaning of inclusion in a pre-stage, regarding both policy and practice, is a pressing matter for the SFF to succeed in its continued process of including parasports.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
Keywords
Disability sport, equal opportunities, frame factor theory, para-athletes, sport for all
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-210210 (URN)10.1080/17430437.2023.2221646 (DOI)001004362900001 ()2-s2.0-85161365457 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2023-06-28 Created: 2023-06-28 Last updated: 2024-01-09Bibliographically approved
Ferry, B. M. & Andersson, M. (2021). En fördjupningsstudie av elevenkäten Specialidrott. Stockholm: Riksidrottsförbundet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En fördjupningsstudie av elevenkäten Specialidrott
2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Riksidrottsförbundet, 2021. p. 101
Series
FoU-rapport ; 2021:2
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-189610 (URN)978-91-87385-32-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-11-16 Created: 2021-11-16 Last updated: 2021-11-17Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M., Wickman, K. & Karp, S. (2021). Inclusion of athletes with disabilities through organizational change: a case study of the Swedish Floorball Federation. In: Kwok Ng, Pauli Rintala, Aada Kandzia, Anni Lindeman (Ed.), ISAPA2021. Quality partnerships in adapted physical activity: Stronger Together!: Book of abstracts. Paper presented at International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity, ISAPA 2021, June 15-18, 2021, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. (pp. 84-84). Jyväskylä, Finland: University of Jyväskylä, Article ID 81.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inclusion of athletes with disabilities through organizational change: a case study of the Swedish Floorball Federation
2021 (English)In: ISAPA2021. Quality partnerships in adapted physical activity: Stronger Together!: Book of abstracts / [ed] Kwok Ng, Pauli Rintala, Aada Kandzia, Anni Lindeman, Jyväskylä, Finland: University of Jyväskylä , 2021, p. 84-84, article id 81Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Aim: The Swedish Sports Confederation is performing a large organisational change. This involves closing the Parasport Federation, one of their 73 national sports organisations (NSO) which today sponsors 14 sports for athletes with disabilities. These athletes will be included in other NSOs offering the same or similar sports, mainly for athletes without disabilities. This ongoing project follows this change within one of the NSOs, the Swedish Floorball Federation (SFF). The project investigates on individual and organisational levels the knowledge of, preparedness for, and experienced opportunities and obstacles to a process of change toward equal conditions for the participation of athletes with disabilities.

Methods: Both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods have been used. Questionnaires were sent to the board and administrative staff of the SFF as well as to administrative staff in the 21 district associations with a total of 55 responses. Semi-structured interviews were conducted among 35 chosen stakeholders within the board and staff of the federation, chairpersons of the districts and representatives from five clubs with floorball for people with and without disabilities. In these clubs, 15 additional interviews were carried out among athletes with and without disabilities and their relatives.

Results: Preliminary results from questionnaires indicate that there is a lack of knowledge regarding the process among some key stakeholders within SFF. For example, only about one third of the respondents at federation and district level claim to know enough about the process to be able to tell another person about it. The results from the interviews also indicate a concern, mainly among stakeholders, that the needs of athletes with disabilities might not become a priority in the same way as it is today in the Parasport Federation, with specific knowledge and experience in disability sports. However, based on the interviews, the general opinion seems to be that athletes with disabilities will gain a deeper sense of belonging by joining the same federation and club as athletes without disabilities, who in return will gain an understanding of disability sports and their athletes.

Discussion/Conclusions: Overall, there is a clear will to develop disability sports within the SFF. However, for reaching equal conditions an obstacle that must be dealt with in the further process is the risk that athletes with disabilities will become less of a priority. Furthermore, there seems to be a lack of knowledge and preparedness for the change on some key levels, and this calls for communicative strategies about what should be achieved through the organisational change. With a successful change, there is an opportunity for understanding about people with disabilities to spread outside the sports context and thus create awareness in a wider sense.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jyväskylä, Finland: University of Jyväskylä, 2021
Keywords
Equal conditions, Inclusion, Disability sport, Floorball, Parasport
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-187228 (URN)978-951-39-8734-3 (ISBN)
Conference
International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity, ISAPA 2021, June 15-18, 2021, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
Available from: 2021-09-06 Created: 2021-09-06 Last updated: 2021-09-07Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. & Karp, S. (2021). Svenska innebandyförbundet och paraidrotten: en kartläggning av förutsättningar för framgångsrik inkludering. Umeå: Pedagogiska institutionen, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Svenska innebandyförbundet och paraidrotten: en kartläggning av förutsättningar för framgångsrik inkludering
2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Pedagogiska institutionen, Umeå universitet, 2021. p. 30
Series
Pedagogiska rapporter från Pedagogiska institutionen, ISSN 1403-6169 ; 101
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-185012 (URN)978-91-7855-609-0 (ISBN)978-91-7855-610-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-06-22 Created: 2021-06-22 Last updated: 2021-06-23Bibliographically approved
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