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Thedin Jakobsson, BrittaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5491-6581
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Thedin Jakobsson, B. & Lundvall, S. (2018). A Disrupted Landscape for Participating in Youth Club Sport and PE in Sweden. In: Physical Education and Sport help build a Healthy Society: . Paper presented at 3rd FIEP Asia Conference on Physical Education and Sports, ACPES2018, 1-3 June 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Disrupted Landscape for Participating in Youth Club Sport and PE in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Physical Education and Sport help build a Healthy Society, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Societal and technological changes have an impact on habits related to youth sport and leisure time. The internet-based character of leisure time has created new practices. Young people have to navigate within a disrupted landscape of time, place and space. The aim of this study is to explore views of leisure time, sport activities and PE participation among students aged 15. The results will be discussed from a critical sociocultural perspective with focus on how culture, structure and agency intersect. The findings will also be discussed in relation to a similar study conducted in 2007.

The project is a follow-up, cross-sectional study based on a longitudinal research project named School – Sport – Health, initiated in 2001. Eight semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted in 2016 (30 boys, 18 girls), based on a strategic sample of four schools that participated in 2001. Two of the schools reported high levels of physical activity among the students, and two schools reported low levels of physical activity. An inductive qualitative content analysis guided the procedure for analyzing the empirical material.

The results show that school and friends are central to the way students handle leisure time involving physical activities. The students strive to be independent, to experience development and belonging, all of which challenge the way organized sports are planned. For a number of students, club sports are still a dominant part of their leisure time, however not uncontested. Internet-based activities allow flexibility, where one can choose to interact across time, place and space, as well as across gender and age. The value of school PE is highlighted in terms of health and wellbeing. The results indicate tension between physical activities in a school setting and leisure time physical activities. Content and quality are related to experienced agency and structure. Schoolwork, experienced lack of time and development, play a more central role in students’ experiences of everyday life physical activities in 2016 compared to results from 2007.

Keywords
sport science, leisure time PA practices, school PE, socio cultural perspective
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5534 (URN)
Conference
3rd FIEP Asia Conference on Physical Education and Sports, ACPES2018, 1-3 June 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Available from: 2019-01-10 Created: 2019-01-10 Last updated: 2019-01-20Bibliographically approved
Thedin Jakobsson, B. & Lundvall, S. (2018). A disrupted landscape for participating in youth club sport: A study of changes in sport and leisure time activities. In: : . Paper presented at AIESEP World Congress 2018 Edinburgh 25th – 28th July 2018 (pp. 111-112). , Article ID Friday, 27th July @ 08:30: Oral - Social Media - Oral.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A disrupted landscape for participating in youth club sport: A study of changes in sport and leisure time activities
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction

Several societal and technological changes have affected youth sport and leisure time habits. The netification of leisure time has created new practices and young people have to navigate within a disrupted landscape of time, place and space.

The overall aim of the study is to explore 15 year old students’ view on leisure time and sport activities. The results will be discussed from a critical sociocultural perspective with a focus on how culture, structure and agency intersect. The  indings will be compared to a similar study conducted in 2007.

Methods

The study is a follow-up, cross sectional study based on a longitudinal research project named School – Sport – Health, starting in 2001. Eight semi structured focus group interviews were conducted in 2016 (30 boys, 18 girls), based on a strategic sample of four schools that participated in 2001. An inductive qualitative content analysis guided the analyzing procedure of the empirical material.

Results

The findings show that school and friends frame what leisure time can be and are central departure points for how to act and handle leisure time activities. Lack of time interferes with the participation in organized club sport. The adolescents drive to become independent, to experience development and belonging challenge the way organized sport is figurate. Netbased activities represent flexibility, where one can choose to interact across time, place and space, as well as across gender and age. Club sport is still, for a number of students a dominant part of their leisure time, but not uncontested.

Conclusions

The findings indicate a new tension around leisure time content and quality related to practice, agency and structure. Furthermore school work and the feeling of lack of time and development, play a more central role in the teenagers’ everyday life year 2016 compared to the results from 2007.

National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5535 (URN)
Conference
AIESEP World Congress 2018 Edinburgh 25th – 28th July 2018
Available from: 2019-01-10 Created: 2019-01-10 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Thedin Jakobsson, B., Sundblad, G. B., Lundvall, S. & Redelius, K. (2018). Participation patterns in Swedish youth sport.: A longitudinal study of participants aged 10-19 years.. Swedish Journal of Sport Research, 7(2), 25-52
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Participation patterns in Swedish youth sport.: A longitudinal study of participants aged 10-19 years.
2018 (English)In: Swedish Journal of Sport Research, ISSN 2001-6018, E-ISSN 2001-9475, Vol. 7, no 2, p. 25-52Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Sweden almost everyone participate in youth sport at one time or another. In recent years, however, overall participation rates have declined and many stop early. The aspiration of the sport confederation as well as the Swedish state is that young people should stay longer in sport which raises questions about participation patterns during adolescence, the ease of joining a sport club, and the barriers to remaining a participant. Drawing on a nine-year longitudinal study, this article reports on the participation patterns among a group of 241 youth that were followed from 10 to 19 years. They took part in four surveys (when they were 10, 13, 16 and 19 years of age). The results show a clear polarisation, one fourth did not take part at all or had only participated for a short time, one fourth participated all the time from the age of 10 to 19. Few started after the age of 10. The pathways for those continuing were characterised by diversification and not specialisation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Swedish Association for Behavioural and Social Research in Sport (SVEBI), 2018
Keywords
club sport, sports participation, youth, longitudinal.
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-5533 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-10 Created: 2019-01-10 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Thedin Jakobsson, B. (2015). Vilka stannar kvar och varför?: En studie om ungas föreningsidrottande under uppväxtåren. (Doctoral dissertation). Stockholm: Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vilka stannar kvar och varför?: En studie om ungas föreningsidrottande under uppväxtåren
2015 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
Who participate and why? : Youth participation in Swedish club sports
Abstract [en]

The main aim of this thesis is to increase knowledge of what characterizes club sport participation during childhood and youth, and what distinguishes young participators who continue club sport in their late teens and to understand why they continue.

An important premise for this thesis is that sport is one of the most widespread leisure activities among youth. Many young people in Sweden stop participating in club sport during their teens, but some continue. Rather than concentrating on those who drop out of club sports the focus of this thesis is on the ones who continue with club sports during teenager years. Aaron Antonovsky’s salutogenic theory and sense of coherence model (SOC) has inspired the analysis of what it is that seems to be comprehensible, manageable and meaningful when participating in club sport. Furthermore, Pierre Bourdieu's key concept habitus and capital have been used as research tools when analyzing the relationship between sports participation and social position among teenagers.

This thesis is based on four studies and, empirically, it is partly longitudinal where the same 585 pupils born 1991 have answered a questionnaire at 10, 13, 16 and 19 years of age. The study is also based on 18 in-depth interviews with teenagers 15 to 19 years of age.

The results of this thesis show that club sports are successful in getting large numbers of children to attend and participate, but there seem to be many who just participate for a short time and only about one third stay on in their late teens. Very few start after the age of 13. Teenagers who are active participants appear to have started early, have taken part in different sports and do not mind taking part in competitions. Furthermore, they seem to possess specific dispositions (and certain assets) in terms of a habitus with a taste for sport and a specific cultural capital in terms of academic success. Moreover, it looks as if doing club sport is a social space where the teenagers can experience meaningfulness based on learning, developing physical ability, experiencing a feeling of belonging, and being challenged but few had elite ambitions.

The conclusion is that sports clubs should try to organize activities emphasizing development with numerous opportunities and challenges for motor and social learning with less focus on competitions as the only focal point. By asking questions about and taking into account what teens need to understand, cope with, and what they perceive as meaningful in sports, it is possible that more young people want to participate longer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, 2015
Series
Avhandlingsserie för Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan ; 03
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3631 (URN)978-91-980862-2-5 (ISBN)
Public defence
2015-02-06, Aulan, Lidingövägen 1, Stockholm, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Projects
Forskningslinjen Fritid
Available from: 2015-01-08 Created: 2015-01-02 Last updated: 2016-09-19Bibliographically approved
Thedin Jakobsson, B. (2015). Who participate and why?: Youth participation in Swedish club sports. In: : . Paper presented at 20th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 24th - 27th June 2015, Malmö.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Who participate and why?: Youth participation in Swedish club sports
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3922 (URN)
Conference
20th annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 24th - 27th June 2015, Malmö
Available from: 2015-06-30 Created: 2015-06-30 Last updated: 2015-08-06Bibliographically approved
Larsson, H., Lundvall, S., Nyberg, M., Redelius, K., Tiden, A. & Thedin Jakobsson, B. (2014). Bedömningsstöd idrott och hälsa årskurs 4-6. Stockholm: Skolverket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bedömningsstöd idrott och hälsa årskurs 4-6
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2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Som stöd för bedömning i idrott och hälsa i årskurs 6 finns ett material som ger tydliga exempel på bedömningar av de kunskaper som eleverna visar upp utifrån kunskapskraven. Bedömningsstödet syftar till att konkretisera delar av kunskapskraven genom elevexempel och lärares samtal kring bedömning.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Skolverket, 2014
Keywords
bedömning, betyg, formativ, summativ, elevuppgifter
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4061 (URN)
Projects
Bedömningsstöd i skolämnet idrott och hälsa
Available from: 2015-08-11 Created: 2015-08-11 Last updated: 2016-09-19Bibliographically approved
Thedin Jakobsson, B., Brun Sundblad, G., Lundvall, S. & Redelius, K. (2014). In- and outflow in club sport: A longitudinal study among Swedish youth aged 10-19 years.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In- and outflow in club sport: A longitudinal study among Swedish youth aged 10-19 years
2014 (English)Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3633 (URN)
Note

At the time of Britta Thedin Jakobsson's dissertation the article was submitted.

Available from: 2015-01-02 Created: 2015-01-02 Last updated: 2018-03-09Bibliographically approved
Thedin Jakobsson, B., Lundvall, S. & Redelius, K. (2014). Reasons to stay: A study of 19 year old Swedish club sport participants. Sport Science Review, 23(5-6), 205-224
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reasons to stay: A study of 19 year old Swedish club sport participants
2014 (English)In: Sport Science Review, ISSN 2069-7244, Vol. 23, no 5-6, p. 205-224Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A vital part of many teenagers’ lives is participation in club sports. Despite this, many adolescents drop out of club sports. Since physical inactivity is increasing among young people, this is of great political concern. One aim of this study is to explore why young people in their late teens continue to participate in organized club sports. Another aim is to examine the perceived levels and intensity of physical activity among participants and non-participants (n = 377). The results show that primary reasons to continue participating in club sports are having fun and the sense of enjoyment, the sense of belonging, and the sense of improving sport skills. Of lesser importance, however, is the desire to compete. A large amount of club sports participants (74%) report that they are regularly physically active in an intense form of exercise compared to a significantly smaller amount (12%) of non-participants. The findings are discussed in relation to Aaron Antonovsky’s salutogenic approach and his concepts of sense of coherence (SOC).

Keywords
youth sports, club sports, participation, Antonovsky, sense of coherence
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3634 (URN)10.1515/ssr-2015-0002 (DOI)
Note

At the time of Britta Thedin Jakobsson's dissertation the article was submitted.

Available from: 2015-01-02 Created: 2015-01-02 Last updated: 2016-02-25Bibliographically approved
Thedin Jakobsson, B. (2014). What makes teenagers continue?: A salutogenic approach to understanding youth participation in Swedish club sports.. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 19(3), 239-252
Open this publication in new window or tab >>What makes teenagers continue?: A salutogenic approach to understanding youth participation in Swedish club sports.
2014 (English)In: Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, ISSN 1740-8989, E-ISSN 1742-5786, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 239-252Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: International studies have revealed that young people engage in sports because of friends, the enjoyment of participation, and the ability to feel healthy. Furthermore, it is often argued that sports should be characterized as joyful and provide both recreational and elite investment. In Sweden, many children participate in club sports during their childhood or youth, but many drop out in their late teens. Furthermore, few children take up a sport after 12 years of age. Rather than concentrating on those who drop out of club sports, the focus of this article is on those who continue during their teenage years despite being non-elite participants. Purpose: By illuminating the experiences of non-elite participants, the overall aim is to study what makes teenagers continue to participate in club sports with a specific focus on what teenagers find meaningful and important when they participate in club sports. This is done with the help of Antonovsky's salutogenic theory and his sense of coherence (SOC) model. The discussion will focus on how club sports can be organized to encourage more teenagers to participate longer. Research design and data collection: In this study, a total of 18 semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted. The teenagers were between 15 and 19 years old, and they participated in eight different club sports (athletics, basketball, equestrian sports, floorball, football, handball, swimming, and ultimate frisbee). The selection of sports and clubs was done using the Swedish Sports Confederation's (RF) database. A targeted sample selection was carried out by contacting club trainers, who provided the names of teenagers suitable with respect to the research aim and questions. The interviews were systematically coded and analysed using the SOC components as analytical tools. Key findings: When analysing the results, three themes emerged. The teenagers found sports fun in terms of meaningfulness because they experienced learning and development; they found competition challenging; and they enjoyed the involvement and engagement with others. Furthermore, the young people who remained in club sports were participating in more than one competitive elite sport even if they themselves did not have elite ambitions. Conclusions: If the goal of society in general and sports clubs in particular is to get as many people as possible to be physically active and develop a lifelong interest in sports, it is conceivable that club sports should offer activities that attract people with different levels of ambition and abilities. If the findings correspond with young people's willingness to learn and develop together with others, it is conceivable that club sports as well as physical education should be organized to give all young people opportunities to learn physical activities with numerous opportunities for motor and social learning in focus.

Keywords
sports participation, teenagers, research, Clinical health psychology, Meaninglessness (Philosophy), Sense of coherence, Sweden, club sports, meaningfulness, participation, salutogenic, teenagers
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3438 (URN)10.1080/17408989.2012.754003 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-09-17 Created: 2014-09-17 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Thedin Jakobsson, B. (2013). "Därför vill vi fortsätta": om glädje, tävling och idrottsidentitet. In: Christine Dartsch och Johan Pihlblad (Ed.), Spela vidare: En antologi om vad som får unga att fortsätta idrotta (pp. 59-83). Stockholm: Centrum för idrottsforskning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Därför vill vi fortsätta": om glädje, tävling och idrottsidentitet
2013 (Swedish)In: Spela vidare: En antologi om vad som får unga att fortsätta idrotta / [ed] Christine Dartsch och Johan Pihlblad, Stockholm: Centrum för idrottsforskning , 2013, p. 59-83Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Centrum för idrottsforskning, 2013
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3060 (URN)978-91-979562-8-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-11-11 Created: 2013-11-11 Last updated: 2014-01-02Bibliographically approved
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