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Adolescents' experiences of the therapeutic effects of sport participation

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dc.contributor.advisor Ferns, Ilse, 1961- Southwood, Mark Richard 2013-05-07T06:24:02Z 2013-05-07T06:24:02Z 2013-05-07 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation Southwood, Mark Richard (2013) Adolescents' experiences of the therapeutic effects of sport participation, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This research study is a qualitative research study which examines the experiences of adolescents in Soshanguve who are participating in sport. The aim of the study is to explore the value of sport participation as a therapeutic tool. The problem statement is how adolescents experience the effects of sport participation. The research study was conducted using ethnomethodology which examines how people make sense of their daily lives. The intention was to focus on how the participants interpreted their everyday activities. The absence of symptoms that one would expect from the participants was viewed as an indicator of therapeutic effects of sport participation. There appeared to be an absence of depressive and anxious symptoms, no substance use and sound academic results. Participants also displayed a generally positive outlook on their futures. The conclusion was that sport participation has some benefits for adolescents. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 110 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of South Africa
dc.subject.ddc 796.019
dc.subject.lcsh Sports for children -- South Africa -- Soshanguve -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Teenagers -- South Africa -- Soshanguve -- Psychology en
dc.title Adolescents' experiences of the therapeutic effects of sport participation en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M.A. (Clinical Psychology)

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