Orientation patterns of sports and physical activity among young people in Switzerland

Hayoz, Christelle Vanessa; Klostermann, Claudia; Schlesinger, Torsten; Nagel, Siegfried (2018). Orientation patterns of sports and physical activity among young people in Switzerland. European journal for sport and society : EJSS, 15(1), pp. 43-57. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/16138171.2018.1440947

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In recent years, adolescent sports and physical activity have
become a multifaceted culture. Different patterns of sports and
physical activities are assumed to be based on different subjective
action orientations. This paper aims to examine the variations in
sports and physical activity among youths and young adolescents
based on the sports models proposed by Heinemann (2007) and
the attributed action orientations based on Weber (2002). In a
qualitative study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with
eight Swiss participants aged from 16 to 24 years to explore their
sports and physical activities as well as their subjective attributed
action orientations. The interviews were analyzed using the documentary
method. The results of the present study demonstrate
that ‘real types’ of sports models can be identified empirically in
substantial accordance with the ‘ideal types’ of sports models proposed
by Heinemann (2007). Four overarching types of orientation
patterns emerged: (1) a value-rational orientation pattern with
high importance of performance and competition; (2) a valuerational
orientation pattern with high importance of autonomy
and flexibility; (3) a purpose-rational orientation to achieve ideals
of body, beauty, and slenderness; and (4) a purpose-rational orientation
to achieve well-being.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Sociology and Management

UniBE Contributor:

Hayoz, Christelle Vanessa; Klostermann, Claudia and Nagel, Siegfried

Subjects:

700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

1613-8171

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Claudia Klostermann

Date Deposited:

13 Mar 2018 11:50

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 01:11

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/16138171.2018.1440947

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Sports and physical activity; action orientations; sports models; adolescents; young adults

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.112016

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/112016

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