Youth sport participation in New Zealand

France, Adrian and Longhurst, Glynis (2012) Youth sport participation in New Zealand. In: 18th Annual SMAANZ (Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand) Conference, 28-30 November, 2012, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Abstract or Summary

This study is a response to a Sport Waikato request of research to understand the withdrawal from sport for the post-secondary school age group. An extensive desk study was undertaken to review literature and gather information regarding the participation in sporting activities of the post-secondary school age group (16-20 years olds). The emphasis of this review is on the pattern of participation in this age group. The task for the researchers was to review published material dealing with trends, barriers and motivators for participation in sport. Due to the lack of published research on the topic regarding New Zealand participation, international published research is also drawn on and compared with, to highlight particular issues in New Zealand. Using a number of keywords relevant to the study, the researcher extracted work available from national and international published articles in journals, various internet web pages, government-funded monographs, surveys and reports. This report finds supporting evidence from literature regarding, barriers and motivators for participation in sport and trends of the post-secondary school age group. The report compares sport participation across several countries before reviewing the theoretical models of sport participation. The report then discusses motivators of playing sport, the barriers to sport, participation in various sport codes, withdrawal from sport, before concluding with suggestions for further research.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords that describe the item:Youth, sport, participation, activity, sport code
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:2246
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Deposited On:18 Dec 2012 01:10
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