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Causes and consequences of dropping out from organized youth sports
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0311-7979
Idrottshögskolan, Göteborgs universitet. (Idrottsvetenskap)
2013 (English)In: Swedish Journal of Sport Research, ISSN 0082-0644, E-ISSN 2073-8994, Vol. 2, no 1, 26-54 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine dropout reasons and various types ofdropouts in relation to demographic variables, various types of sports, physicalactivity, and underlying motivational processes. Retrospective data was collected fromthree cohorts including 1,176 participants, of which 712 stated that they hadsometimes dropped out of organized sport. Findings showed that time-related reasonswere the primary causes for dropping out. It was also revealed that athletes with lowversus high levels of perceived physical competence dropped out to a higher extentbecause of experiencing too much pressure, and athletes reporting low versus highsocial competence withdrew to a higher extent because they did not like theirteammates. Results also showed that girls with a foreign background had a higher rateof dropouts compared to boys with the same background. Girls with foreignbackgrounds were also found to be less physically active after dropping out fromorganized sports.

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2013. Vol. 2, no 1, 26-54 p.
Keyword [en]
Dropout, surface, underlying reasons, competence, physical activity
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Health Sciences Social Sciences
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Sports Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-33855OAI: diva2:750473
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports
Available from: 2014-09-29 Created: 2014-09-29 Last updated: 2016-01-29Bibliographically approved

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