Search for dissertations about: "Sports"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 283 swedish dissertations containing the word Sports.

  1. 1. Sports coaches’ interpersonal motivating styles : longitudinal associations, change, and multidimensionality

    Author : Andreas Stenling; Peter Hassmén; Magnus Lindwall; Chris Lonsdale; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; athletes; change; leadership; motivation; multidimensionality; psychological health; self-determination theory; sports; structural equation modeling; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : Coaches play a central role in shaping the sport environment for young athletes. This thesis is focused on the leadership process in sports and how coaches’ autonomy-supportive and controlling interpersonal styles longitudinally are related to young athletes’ motivation and ill- and well-being. READ MORE

  2. 2. Understanding Parents' Role on Adolescents' Involvement in Organized Sports Activities

    Author : Darun Jaf; Therése Skoog; Metin Özdemir; Terese Glatz; Andreas Ivarsson; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Parents behaviors; family socialization; adolescents delinquency; sport s values; organized sports activities; sports dropout;

    Abstract : There is a consensus among scholars that participation in organized activities, such as sports, can provide youth with opportunities for positive development. Yet, the amount of time that youth spend on sports decreases over time, especially during adolescence. Immigrant youth and girls, in general, are the most disadvantaged. READ MORE

  3. 3. Growing old and still practising competitive sports : An exploration of acting-space and sense-making processes among old women and men

    Author : Josefin Eman; Carita Bengs; Annette Schnabel; Gertrud Pfister; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; aging; sports; gender; acting-space; sense making; old athletes; the process of growing old; sociologi; Sociology;

    Abstract : The thesis explores how the way athletically active old men and women make sense of their acting-space affects their participation in competitive sports and conversely how their participation in competitive sports affect their sense-making process and acting-space. It puts emphasis on the sociological point of intersection of three different research fields; sports science, critical gerontology and gender studies. READ MORE

  4. 4. Faster. Stronger. Better? : designing for enhanced engagement of extreme sports

    Author : Rouien Zarin; Andreas Lund; Johan Redström; Ambra Trotto; Tom Djajadiningrat; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; constructive design research; design prototypes; prototypes; design research; research through design; embodiment; sports; interaction; technology; user experience; human computer interaction; tactile; feedback; design; design;

    Abstract : The human body is capable of very rich and complex movements and gestures which we use in everyday life to manipulate, navigate and negotiate the world around us—it is our interface for human experience. However, as technology advances it simultaneously shrinks, moving closer to our bodies, intertwining with the many facets of our lives and positions itself between our experiences of the physical environments around us. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sports of culture : Writing the resistant subject in South Africa (readings of Ndebele, Gordimer, Coetzee)

    Author : Stefan Helgesson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Literature; African literature; Homi Bhabha; catachresis; ethics; Frantz Fanon; Emmanuel Lévinas; mimicry; post-colonial theory; South African literature; Gayatri Spivak; subaltern; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis interrogates the post-colonial and ethical implications of three works of fiction published in South Africa between 1983 and 1987, namely Fools and Other Stories by Njabulo S. Ndebele, A Sport of Nature by Nadine Gordimer and Life & Times of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee. READ MORE