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ERIC Number: EJ908498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1445-8918
Children's Reasons for Joining Sport Clubs and Staying in Them: A Case Study of a Sydney Soccer Club
Light, Richard; Curry, Christina
ACHPER Australia Healthy Lifestyles Journal, v56 n1 p23-27 2009
Research on youth sport within the sport coaching and physical education literature has tended to overlook the nature of experience and the meanings that sport holds in the lives of children and young people. This paper makes a contribution toward redressing this imbalance by reporting on a close-focus case study on children's reasons for joining a Sydney soccer club and their reasons for staying in it. Employing an interpretive research approach the study inquired into the factors shaping the decisions by children aged 9-12 years to join the club and the aspects of their experiences of being in it that keep them in it from a socio-cultural perspective. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia