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Haudenhuyse, Reinhard; Theeboom, Marc; Nols, Zeno; Coussée, Filip – European Physical Education Review, 2014
Sport appears to present a powerful tool for engaging socially vulnerable youth in an organised context, which offers an opportunity to work with them. However, we have little understanding regarding participation of socially vulnerable young people in the "traditional" sport sector (i.e. sports clubs). Nor do we have sufficient insights…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Clubs, Athletics, Athletic Coaches
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Haerens, Leen; Kirk, David; Cardon, Greet; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Vansteenkiste, Maarten – European Physical Education Review, 2010
The promotion of an active lifestyle is one of the central aims of physical education (PE). The present study aimed at investigating the relation between students' motivation for PE and activity levels using self-determination theory as a guiding framework. A retrospective design was used involving 2617 university students, of which 878 (33.5…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Self Determination, Student Motivation
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Scheerder, Jeroen; Vanreusel, Bart; Taks, Marijke; Renson, Roland – European Physical Education Review, 2005
The purpose of this study was to examine (a) whether adolescents' leisure-time sports participation is socially stratified, and (b) whether possible stratification patterns have changed over the last decades. The population for the study consisted of four random samples of high school boys and girls in Flanders who were exposed to a standardized…
Descriptors: Athletics, Social Stratification, Adolescents, Trend Analysis