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Strandbu, Åse; Stefansen, Kari; Smette, Ingrid; Sandvik, Morten Renslo – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
Recently parental involvement in youth sport has intensified, challenging the understanding of youth sports as an arena where adolescents can develop their identity and autonomy. On this background, our study explores how adolescents understand and negotiate their parents' involvement in sport and how they define ideal and undesirable forms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Early Adolescents, Parent Participation
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Johansen, Patrick Foss; Green, Ken – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
It has become increasingly apparent, internationally, that childhood is a crucial life-stage in the formation of predispositions towards sports participation and that parents are increasingly investing in the sporting capital of their children via a process of 'concerted cultivation'. It is surprising, therefore, that parents' involvement in the…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Team Sports, Student Participation, Elementary School Students
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Nielsen, Stine Frydendal; Thing, Lone Friis – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
The article presents an analysis of 93 essays written in an upper secondary school context. The essays were collected in relation to a larger research project, which went on for 5 years in a Danish upper secondary school (2010-2015). The material represents both genders and the students are 15-17 years old. We deploy a theoretical framework taken…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Essays, Student Experience