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Augustsson, ChristianORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9435-5683
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Högman, J., Augustsson, C. & Hedström, P. (2019). Let’s do those 60 minutes! Children’s perceived landscape for daily physical activity. Sport, Education and Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Let’s do those 60 minutes! Children’s perceived landscape for daily physical activity
2019 (English)In: Sport, Education and Society, ISSN 1357-3322, E-ISSN 1470-1243Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In a scientific effort to understand the reasons for low physical-activity levels among children, there is a need to consider how children perceive and interact with their complex environments holistically. This study outlines an image of the perceived landscape within which children in two lower-socioeconomic contexts engage in daily physical activity. By applying bioecological perspectives (Bronfenbrenner, U. 2005. Making human Beings human: Bioecological perspectives on human development. SAGE), the aim included an analysis of how the perceived landscape and its interrelated factors influence children’s physical activity. We used 15 focus-group interviews with children (n = 63, ages 8–13) from four different rural and suburban areas of southern and central Sweden. Through analyzing the children’s stories about their experiences of everyday physical activity from a bioecological perspective, an image of a complex landscape was revealed. Structural (schools’ institutional frameworks), cultural (local sports cultures), and environmental factors (e.g. schoolyard design) were evident in interpersonal relations within the microsystem and interacted with personal characteristics, primarily gender and level of physical competence and, thereby, affected the possibilities of the children engaging in proximal processes related to physical activity. This study contributes new qualitative understanding based on children’s voices about how the performance of daily physical activity among younger children (ages 7–13) in lower-socioeconomic areas may be considered an interactional process between individuals and their perceived environment, which can be thought of as a multidimensional landscape. Implications include actions which contribute to more diverse environments enabling proximal processes among a broader group of children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
bioecological theory, Child perspective, children’s everyday lives, daily physical activity, focus-group interviews, proximal processes, sports participation, youth sports, adolescent, article, child, environmental factor, female, gender, human, human development, human relation, interview, landscape, major clinical study, male, physical activity, suburban area, Sweden, voice, youth sport
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Sports Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-72343 (URN)10.1080/13573322.2019.1610374 (DOI)000469673900001 ()2-s2.0-85065095755 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-06-07 Created: 2019-06-07 Last updated: 2019-06-13
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
Carlman, P. & Augustsson, C. (2018). ”Vi kallade oss alltid SMARTISARNA”: En uppföljningsstudie av ett hälsofrämjande skolprojekt. Karlstad: Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”Vi kallade oss alltid SMARTISARNA”: En uppföljningsstudie av ett hälsofrämjande skolprojekt
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

De flesta barn och ungdomar i Sverige är inte tillräckligt fysiskt aktiva. I Sverige idag är det få barn som når den rekommenderade mängden fysisk aktivitet på 60 minuter per dag. Forskningsgenomgångar har dokumenterat att skolbaserade interventioner har möjlighet att förbättra den fysiska statusen hos elever. Värmlands Idrottsförbund och Friskvården i Värmland beslutade 2004 att göra en satsning på ett hälsofrämjande skolprojekt – som fick namnet SMARTIS. Huvudmålet med SMARTIS var att öka barnens fysiska aktivitetsgrad i skolan och på fritiden samt att förbättra den fysiska förmågan. I föreliggande rapport studeras elevers beskrivningar av SMARTIS betydelse för deras levnadsvanor under och efter projektet. Studiens design omfattade individuella intervjuer och en gruppintervju med elever som tidigare deltagit i SMARTIS. Resultatet analyseras och diskuteras utifrån hur eleverna upplevde SMARTIS under sin tid på skolan och vilken betydelse SMARTIS har haft för det liv de lever idag. I rapporten synliggörs att för att ge alla elever möjlighet att utveckla varaktiga beteenden och vanor utanför skolan bör hälsofrämjande arbete i skolan vara relevant för eleverna och att de kan relatera de aktiviteter som genomförs till sig själva och deras vardagliga liv.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2018. p. 39
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2018:58
Keywords
rörelse, fysisk aktivitet, idrott, elever, skola
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject
Sports Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70268 (URN)978-91-7063-899-2 (ISBN)978-91-7063-994-4 (ISBN)
Note

Värmlandsidrotten ska ha sin logga med på titelsidan.

Available from: 2018-11-23 Created: 2018-11-23 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically 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: 2019-07-12Bibliographically 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: 2019-07-12Bibliographically 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]

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

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016
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-45699 (URN)10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.05.003 (DOI)000379563600013 ()
Available from: 2016-09-03 Created: 2016-09-03 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Wagnsson, S. & Augustsson, C. (2015). Idrottsföräldrars syn på den kommersialiserade barn- och ungdomsidrotten.. In: Christine Dartsch, Johan R Norberg & Johan Pihlblad (Ed.), Idrottens pris: om idrottens kostnader och medlemskapets betydelse. Stockholm: Centrum för idrottsforskning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Idrottsföräldrars syn på den kommersialiserade barn- och ungdomsidrotten.
2015 (Swedish)In: Idrottens pris: om idrottens kostnader och medlemskapets betydelse / [ed] Christine Dartsch, Johan R Norberg & Johan Pihlblad, Stockholm: Centrum för idrottsforskning , 2015, , p. 58Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Centrum för idrottsforskning, 2015. p. 58
Series
Centrum för idrottsforskning ; 2015:2
Keywords
Föräldrar, idrott, barn, ungdomar, kommersialisering
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Sports Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38166 (URN)978-91-981833-3-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-10-13 Created: 2015-10-13 Last updated: 2019-06-10Bibliographically 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: 2019-07-10Bibliographically 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: 2019-07-10Bibliographically approved
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