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The young child's experience of intensive sportparticpation [Die jong kind se belewenis van intensiewe sportdeelname]

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dc.contributor.author Raubenheimer G. en
dc.contributor.author Roux K.L.E. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-01T16:31:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-01T16:31:25Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation en
dc.identifier.citation 30 en
dc.identifier.citation 1 en
dc.identifier.issn 3799069 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/7171
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to investigate the experiences of young children who participate intensively in sport. The literature study brought to light the fact that factors such as the experience of success in sport, self-image, competition anxiety, sportsmanship and spectator behaviour influence the young child's experience of sport. A measuring instrument was developed with six main sections to measure the young child's experience of sport. These sections are experience of enjoyment in sport, pressure to perform in sport, competition anxiety, sportsmanship, spectator behaviour and the desire to withdraw from sport. The results of the investigation showed that, broadly speaking, young children experience intensive participation in sport far more negatively than parents and coaches would suppose. Girls also experience intensive participation in sport more negatively than boys, while individual sport types are inclined to be more stressful for young children than team sports. Competition anxiety, followed by spectator behaviour and pressure to perform are experienced most negatively by young children who participate extensively in sport. Parents' and coaches' misperceptions of their childrens'/athletes' experience of sport largely correspond. en
dc.language.iso de en
dc.subject Intensive sport participation; Perceptions of parents and coaches; Young children en
dc.title The young child's experience of intensive sportparticpation [Die jong kind se belewenis van intensiewe sportdeelname] en
dc.type Article en


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