Post-secondary school sport participation, transition & withdrawal

France, Adrian (2014) Post-secondary school sport participation, transition & withdrawal. UNSPECIFIED, February 2014.

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A report written and provided by Adrian France for Sport Waikato. The general perception and anecdotal evidence suggests that upon leaving secondary school, people participate less in sports. The decline in physical activity and participation in sport among young people has been discussed in the media during recent decades. This result of decreased physical activity with an increase in age indicates that life stages or demands influence sport participants, and thus would suggest decreased sport participation could be addressed accordingly. However, the evidence of decreased sport participation is scarce. This study attempts to address the gap in the literature of youth sport participation, and attempts to investigate the transition from secondary school to post-secondary school. The study attempts to answer what levels of participation occur in the youth, what patterns exist for youth participation, and what factors contribute to sport participation withdrawal in the youth. A literature review was undertaken, followed by a questionnaire aimed at tertiary students. The literature review shows a lack of sport participation data of the transition from secondary school to post-secondary. In August 2011, an online questionnaire was opened and closed a few months later. A total of 992 responses were gathered. Data was additionally cleaned for responses from each question. The number of usable responses are far in excess required for statistical analysis, thus the data and statistical analysis can be relied upon.

Item Type:Report
Keywords that describe the item:sport participation, young people, physical activity
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:3128
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Deposited On:22 Jul 2014 04:59
Last Modified:27 Feb 2018 02:28

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