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Augustsson, ChristianORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9435-5683
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Thorell, G., Augustsson, C., Stråhlman, O. & Morgan, K. (2018). The Swedish riding school: A social arena for young riders. Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, 21(9), 1416-1431
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Swedish riding school: A social arena for young riders
2018 (English)In: Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, ISSN 1743-0437, E-ISSN 1743-0445, Vol. 21, no 9, p. 1416-1431Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim was to explore how young riders experience the riding school. By analysing focus groups interviews, a picture emerged showing that young riders' main motive for participating at riding schools was the social aspects. Riding schools could be characterized through an institutional perspective in which the young riders became internalized and socialized into a stable culture. The young riders identified with the norms and values of the riding instructors through master-apprentice learning. In addition, the results revealed a change in the stable culture since the instructors encouraged social interactions and participation in the community that became central to learning and development. Opportunities to influence and interact were important for the individuals and from a child's rights perspective. Through participation in the community of practice at riding schools, young riders not only learn about riding and horse management but also develop important personal social skills.

National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Sports Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68480 (URN)10.1080/17430437.2017.1390564 (DOI)000435708000013 ()
Available from: 2018-07-06 Created: 2018-07-06 Last updated: 2018-07-06Bibliographically approved
Högman, J. & Augustsson, C. (2017). To play or not to play, that's the question: young people's experiences of organized spontaneous sport. Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, 20(9), 1134-1149
Open this publication in new window or tab >>To play or not to play, that's the question: young people's experiences of organized spontaneous sport
2017 (English)In: Sport in Society: Cultures, Media, Politics, Commerce, ISSN 1743-0437, E-ISSN 1743-0445, Vol. 20, no 9, p. 1134-1149Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As an attempt to reach physically inactive young people, especially girls, organized spontaneous sport (OSP) was implemented as a part of the state programme 'The Sports Lift' (2010). Projects, however, tended to primarily attract physically active boys rather than the actual target group. This problem calls for a qualitative approach to gain further knowledge about the interplay within the activities. Accordingly, this study aims to examine young people's experiences of OSP activities with focus on participation, leadership and determining processes. To fulfil this purpose, a case study design was implemented. Data were collected through observations (pilot study) and semi-structured interviews with participants. The theoretical point of departure is developmental ecology, emphasizing the individual's interaction with the multilevel environment. Results show that OSP is experienced as different from conventional organized sport. Further, the domination of boys is made possible through upholding the masculine sports norm, which is actualized within determining processes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Sports Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65666 (URN)10.1080/17430437.2016.1269080 (DOI)000403820600004 ()
Available from: 2018-01-18 Created: 2018-01-18 Last updated: 2018-07-24Bibliographically approved
Carlman, P. & Augustsson, C. (2016). It’s like half-sport, maybe even a bit more than half-sport: Children’s experience of a Sport for All Programme in School. European Journal for Sport and Society, 13(2), 97-110
Open this publication in new window or tab >>It’s like half-sport, maybe even a bit more than half-sport: Children’s experience of a Sport for All Programme in School
2016 (English)In: European Journal for Sport and Society, ISSN 1613-8171, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 97-110Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we explore children’s experiences of a Sport for All Programme (SAP) in school. The purpose of the ‘Sport for All’ policy is to give children an opportunity to try different sports, with a focus on play and motor learning rather than organized competition. In this study, we approach children as active agents in constructing the SAP practice in line with the theoretical standpoint that children are competent social actors with agency. The study is based on repeated focus group interviews with 15 ten-year-old children (9 girls, 6 boys) participating in a SAP in the western part of Sweden. The children perceived the SAP as sessions with less emphasis on performance and without organized competitions; it was described as a ‘low threshold’ activity. However, the result showed that the SAP activity was not free from performance-oriented principles. The Sport for All pedagogy needs to consider and handle the consequences of competition principles, especially if the participating children and leaders have a performance ethos.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Sports Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38342 (URN)10.1080/16138171.2016.1183943 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-11-08 Created: 2015-11-08 Last updated: 2017-07-03Bibliographically approved
Wagnsson, S., Stenling, A., Gustafsson, H. & Augustsson, C. (2016). Swedish youth football players' attitudes towards moral decision in sport as predicted by the parent-initiated motivational climate. Psychology of Sport And Exercise, 25, 110-114
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish youth football players' attitudes towards moral decision in sport as predicted by the parent-initiated motivational climate
2016 (English)In: Psychology of Sport And Exercise, ISSN 1469-0292, E-ISSN 1878-5476, Vol. 25, p. 110-114Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine associations between late adolescent football players' perceptions of the motivational climate as initiated by mothers and fathers and attitudes towards moral decision making in sports. Design: Cross-sectional. Methods: Participants were 213 Swedish football players (144 males, 67 females) aged 16-19 years who completed measures assessing perceived parent-initiated motivational climate (i.e., success-without effort climate [SWEC]; worry conducive climate [WCC]; and learning/enjoyment climate [LEC]) and attitudes towards moral decision-making in sport (i.e., acceptance of cheating [AOC]; acceptance of gamesmanship [AOC.] and keeping winning in proportion [KWIP]). Results: Canonical correlations demonstrated moderate positive relations between parent initiated both mother and father performance climates (WCC and SWEC) and AOC and AOG. Moreover, the relationship between mother and father-initiated learning/enjoyment climate (LEC) were shown to be moderately and positively associated with the prosocial attitude dimension of KWIP. Results also showed that a mother-initiated LEC and a mother-initiated SWEC were stronger predictors of the criterion variables (AOC, AOG, and KWIP) than equivalent father-initiated climate dimensions. Conclusions: The results highlight the importance of considering the relationship between parent initiated climates especially initiated by mothers and the development of moral decision-making among youth football players.

Keywords
Youth sport, Parent, Motivational climate, Moral functioning, Attitudes
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Sports Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44656 (URN)10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.05.003 (DOI)000379563600013 ()
Available from: 2016-08-12 Created: 2016-08-12 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Wagnsson, S. & Augustsson, C. (2015). Kommersiell idrott ger föräldrar huvudbry. Svensk idrottsforskning, 24(2), 22-25
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kommersiell idrott ger föräldrar huvudbry
2015 (Swedish)In: Svensk idrottsforskning, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 22-25Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2015
Keywords
Förädrar, barn, ungdomar, kommersialiserad, idrott
National Category
Social Sciences Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Sports Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38168 (URN)
Available from: 2015-10-13 Created: 2015-10-13 Last updated: 2016-06-02Bibliographically approved
Wagnsson, S., Augustsson, C. & Patriksson, G. (2013). Associations between sport involvement and youth psychosocial development in Sweden: a longitudinal study. Journal of Sport for Development, 1(1), 37-47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Associations between sport involvement and youth psychosocial development in Sweden: a longitudinal study
2013 (English)In: Journal of Sport for Development, ISSN 2330-0574, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 37-47Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is a widespread belief that organized sport can be used as a tool for positive youth development. However, phenomena such as parental pressure, binge drinking, doping, bullying and marginalization are also present within the sport milieu, with potential risks for negative outcomes to occur. The aim of the present study was to examine the longitudinal effects of organized sport involvement on indicators of youth psychosocial development over 24 months. Surveys assessing reported sport involvement and psychosocial development indicators were carried out at baseline (T1), 12 months (T2), and 24 months (T3). The results, based on self-reports of 920 youth, ages 10-18 years from Sweden, showed strong evidence of an association between baseline sports involvement and end line selfesteem (SE) (r=.15; p<.001), perceived physical competence (PPC) (r=.47; p<.001), and social competence (PSC) (r=.21; p<.001), reported grades (GRAD) (r=.13; p<.001) and alcohol use (ALC) (r=.10; p=.016). After adjusting for selection effects (i.e. dropping out of sport) and prior level outcomes, the effects of sport involvement on indicators of youths’ psychosocial development used in this study, were in general negligible (SE=.05, p=.20;PSC=.05, p=.20;GRAD=.04, p=.60;ALC=.03, p=.49) except for PPC (PPC=.14, p<.001). The results of this study highlight the importance of using longitudinal studies that account for variances explained by prior level outcomes, sociodemographic variables and dropouts from sports.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
United States: Vera Solutions, Benefit LLC, 2013
Keywords
Children, Adolescents, Psychosocial Development, Organized Sport, Involvement
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Sports Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29494 (URN)
Available from: 2013-10-15 Created: 2013-10-15 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved
Carlman, P., Augustsson, C. & Olin-Scheller, C. (2013). Towards a New Logic of Sport Practice for Children: A Case Study of a “Sport for All” School Programme in Sweden. The Swedish Journal of Sport Research, 1, 4-25
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards a New Logic of Sport Practice for Children: A Case Study of a “Sport for All” School Programme in Sweden
2013 (English)In: The Swedish Journal of Sport Research, ISSN 2001-6018, Vol. 1, p. 4-25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to study children and engaged adults’ experiences of participating in a Sport for All Programme in school (SAP). Fifteen individual interviews were conducted with one programme manager, three schoolteachers, two sport club leaders, and nine children (five girls and four boys aged 9-10). Bourdieu’s (1990) as well as Lave and Wenger’s (1991) theoretical models were used as the analytic tools to study the SAP. The analysis reveals that the organization and the practice of the activities are noticeably related to conventionally organized sport. The analysis also shows that the SAP is a new way of organizing and practicing children’s sport – with its own logic. The absence of organized competition, the less intensive activities, the greater flexibility and variation in the SAP appear to challenge the conscious and unconscious idea of the meaning and function of competitive sport, especially in children’s sport. Thus, the SAP concept calls for a new way of approaching children’s sport, and new demands on those who organize and lead the activities.

Keywords
Interviews, school sport, after-school care, sport clubs, extracurricular physical activity
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32162 (URN)
Available from: 2014-05-26 Created: 2014-05-26 Last updated: 2015-11-23Bibliographically approved
Wagnsson, S., Gustafsson, H. & Augustsson, C. (2012). The Relation Between Perceived Parent Created Motivation Climate and Elite Youth Soccer Player´s Moral Decisions in Sports: The importance of mothers. In: The Relation Between Perceived Parent Created Motivation Climate and Elite YouthSoccer Player´s Moral Decisions in Sports: The importance of mothers. Oral presentation at the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS). Glasgow, United Kingdom. 19-24 July, 2012.: . Paper presented at International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS)..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Relation Between Perceived Parent Created Motivation Climate and Elite Youth Soccer Player´s Moral Decisions in Sports: The importance of mothers
2012 (English)In: The Relation Between Perceived Parent Created Motivation Climate and Elite YouthSoccer Player´s Moral Decisions in Sports: The importance of mothers. Oral presentation at the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS). Glasgow, United Kingdom. 19-24 July, 2012., 2012Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Relation Between Perceived Parent Created Motivation Climate and Elite Youth Soccer Player´s Moral Decisions in Sports: The importance of mothers

BACKGROUND: There is a widespread belief that participating in organized sports contributes to character building and the development of moral attitudes.  However, the direction of the outcomes is to a large extent dependent on the influence of social environmental factors. Using Achievement Goal Theory (AGT) as a framework, several researchers have examined the link between a coach created motivation climate and morality aspects while the influence of the perceived motivation climate created by parents and morality has largely been overlooked.  Parents have shown to be the most significant socialization agents for children, but participation in elite sports in specializing and the investment years require continuously parental involvement and are therefore hypothesized to influence the moral attitudes of elite athletes in later adolescents.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the relation between perceived parent created motivational climate (PPCM) and elite youth soccer player´s moral decision making in sports.

METHODS: Swedish soccer players (n=144 males and 56 females) aged 16-19 years completed a questionnaire assessing perceptions of parent created motivational climate (PIMCQ-2) and Attitudes to moral decision in youth sport (AMDYSQ).

RESULTS: Bivariate correlations were consistent with AGT contentions indicating positive relations between Worry Conducive Climate (WCC) and Acceptance of Cheating (AOC) and negative relations between Learning and Enjoyment Climate (LEC) and AOC for both parents (see table). A linear multiple regression analysis using fathers and mothers WCC and LEC as independent variables and AOC as the dependent variable revealed that WCC created by mothers were the only significant predictor of AOC (β=.18, p<.05).

DISCUSSION: The results highlight the importance of creating a Learning and Enjoyment Climate and avoid creating a Worry Conducive Climate, especially by mothers, in order to enhance moral decision making in elite youth sports.

Keywords
Parents, motivation, climate, moral
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Sports Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-15415 (URN)
Conference
International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS).
Available from: 2012-11-01 Created: 2012-11-01 Last updated: 2018-07-19Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, H., Augustsson, C. & Wagnsson, S. (2011). Föräldrar och idrott. Föräldrainitierat motivationsklimat.. Paper presented at SVEBI´s forsknings och utbildningskonferens i Karlstad. Tema: Idrottsrörelsen. 16-17 november, 2011..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Föräldrar och idrott. Föräldrainitierat motivationsklimat.
2011 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-13197 (URN)
Conference
SVEBI´s forsknings och utbildningskonferens i Karlstad. Tema: Idrottsrörelsen. 16-17 november, 2011.
Available from: 2012-05-04 Created: 2012-05-04 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved
Gustafsson, H., Wagnsson, S. & Augustsson, C. (2011). Föräldrar och idrott: Föräldrainitierat motivationsklimat.. Paper presented at Muntlig presentation i samband med SVEBI’s forsknings och utbildningskonferens i Karlstad. Tema: Idrottsrörelsen. 16-17 november, 2011..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Föräldrar och idrott: Föräldrainitierat motivationsklimat.
2011 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Keywords
Motivationsklimat, föräldrar, idrott
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Sports Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-13192 (URN)
Conference
Muntlig presentation i samband med SVEBI’s forsknings och utbildningskonferens i Karlstad. Tema: Idrottsrörelsen. 16-17 november, 2011.
Available from: 2012-05-04 Created: 2012-05-04 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved
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