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Identitet och träningskultur - fyra unga kvinnor berättar
2003 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: The reason why I wanted to perform the study is that I myself started to work out in my early twenties. Therefore I want to understand other women’s thoughts about their relationship with physical exercise. The study is focused on women because they in their earlier years, especially in the school gymnastics, have been a minority since school gymnastics often are shaped after the boys’ needs (Pehrson, 1997; Internet 1, 2003-03-12; Tebelius in Ganetz et al, 1992). The study is also based on the assumption that physical exercise is an important part of an individual’s identity (Tebelius in Ganetz et al, 1992; Johansson, 1998). Purpose: The purpose and the intention of the study are to obtain a deeper understanding of young women’s relationships with physical exercise. The basis is therefore both a phenomenological (Cohen et al, 2001; Wallén, 1996.) and hermeneutic approach (Patel et al; 1994; Wallén, 1996). Method: To reach a deeper understanding for the informant’s relationship with physical exercise a qualitative method was chosen. Four interviews were done with women in the ages between 22 - 29 years. The interviews were done in a form of narrative method where the respondents talked freely about their physical exercise. After the interviews were completed, they were transcribed and analysed. In the analysis I used the categorical-content method (Lantz, 1996; Lieblich et al, 1998). Results: Despite of a negative or an indifferent view of school gymnastics the informants now consider themselves as active and ‘sporty’. The results show that the informants consider their physical exercise to be a significant part of their every day lives, a whole lifestyle closely connected to their own identity.

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2003. , p. 41
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-58413Local ID: PED D-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-58413DiVA, id: diva2:1123042
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Pedagogy
Available from: 2017-07-12 Created: 2017-07-12

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