ERIC Number: EJ955750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
When Physical Activity Participation Promotes Inactivity: Negative Experiences of Spanish Adolescents in Physical Education and Sport
Beltran-Carrillo, Vicente J.; Devis-Devis, Jose; Peiro-Velert, Carmen; Brown, David H. K.
Youth & Society, v44 n1 p3-27 Mar 2012
This article analyses negative experiences in physical education and sport reported during qualitative interviews of a group of inactive adolescent Spanish boys and girls. The purpose of this analysis is twofold. First and most important, it seeks to give voice to these young people reporting negative experiences and connect them to contexts of physical activity and sport in which they occurred in order to show how, ironically, inactivity is an unintended consequence. Second, the authors attempt to connect inactivity through negative experiences by drawing on conceptual notions of a gendered performativity culture, and symbolic violence. The authors conclude by commenting on how these insights may be useful to critically reflect on physical activity programs, which are too often considered an unquestionable good for all pupils who experience them.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Violence, Aggression, Masculinity, Student Participation, Rejection (Psychology), High School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain