ERIC Number: ED469003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Sport: A Leap into Learning? A Study of Participation in Sport and Fitness Activities in Great Britain.
Participation in sport or fitness activities in Great Britain was examined through a survey of more than 6,000 adults throughout Great Britain. As of April 2001, 35% of adults surveyed were currently participating in sport or fitness activities. Those most likely to participate in sport or fitness activities were male, young, in high social classes, and employed full-time. The most popular activities were swimming, walking, and keeping fit/yoga. The most common venues for participation were leisure centers, home, and sports clubs. The most common motivations for participation were to keep healthy, for enjoyment, and to get fit; only 5% of respondents cited wanting to learn new things. One in seven respondents participated in their chosen sport or fitness activity daily, and two-thirds participated at least once weekly. Four in 10 respondents believed that their skill and performance was improving, and 5 felt that it was staying the same. Forty-four percent of respondents regularly followed sport as a spectator. The following items are appended: technical information on the survey; notes on the tables; definitions of socioeconomic class and regions used in the survey; the an analysis of weighted and unweighted samples; and the questionnaire. (Contains 24 tables and 10 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Athletics, Definitions, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Influences, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Motivation, National Surveys, Participation, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Physical Recreation Programs, Questionnaires, Recreational Activities, Socioeconomic Status, Swimming, Trend Analysis, Walking
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE11 7GE, United Kingdom, England (6.95 British pounds). Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: European Social Fund, Dublin (Ireland).
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)