Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Widening Participation in Sport-related studies in Higher Education: An Exploratory Study of Symbolic Struggles
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Forskningsgruppen för pedagogik, idrott och fritidskultur.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1298-8186
Linnaeus University, Sweden.
2012 (English)In: Sport, Education and Society, ISSN 1357-3322, E-ISSN 1470-1243, Vol. 17, no 5, 671-686 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on widening participation in higher education and the low recruitment of students from diverse backgrounds within sport-related programmes. The purpose of the study has been to describe and increase the understanding of how the preconditions and premises for choosing to study ‘sport’ appear to students from diverse backgrounds who have started their studies. An interview study was carried out with eight students from three institutes, based on a purposeful sample. The study draws on Bourdieu’s analytical concepts of habitus, capital and practical sense. The findings indicate that the interviewees’ had sufficient symbolic and cultural capital to enable a ‘practical sense’ that choice and action were possible, including evaluating the consequences of choice. For some, this meant a choice that crossed boundaries. Achieving a greater widening of the recruitment to higher education in sport-related programmes seems to need a clarification of transformable capital.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 17, no 5, 671-686 p.
Keyword [en]
widening participation, diversity, higher education, sport, symbolic capital
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Social Sciences/Humanities
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-1674DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2011.554535OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-1674DiVA: diva2:381830
Available from: 2010-12-28 Created: 2010-12-28 Last updated: 2016-02-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Lundvall, Suzanne

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lundvall, Suzanne
By organisation
Forskningsgruppen för pedagogik, idrott och fritidskultur
In the same journal
Sport, Education and Society
Pedagogy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 115 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf