The reasons of dropout of sport in Hong Kong school athletes

HASSAN, Abdul-Rahman, LAM, Michael Huen Sum, KU, Susanna, LI, William Ho Cheung, LEE, Ka Yiu, HO, Eva, FLINT, Stuart and WONG, Anthony Siu Wo (2017). The reasons of dropout of sport in Hong Kong school athletes. Health Psychology Research, 5 (1), p. 6766.

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    Dropout of sport is an issue in sport and public health domains. The aim of this study was to identify the potential dropout reasons of school athletes and to examine if their perception of dropout was affected by the previous dropout experience. There were 50 subjects who were divided into two groups based on their previous dropout experience (Dropout Group=22, No Dropout Group=28). They filled a questionnaire about potential dropout reasons of the current sport. Coach and teammates were two predominated reasons of dropout; Influence of parent and training seemed to affect the termination of the sport to a lesser extent. Moreover, the perception of social value and lost focus were significantly different between two groups. Character of coach and teammates affect the engagement of training in school athletes. However, the parental influence had less influence than expected. Training intensity played little role as the dropout reason. Previous experience of dropout had an impact of potential dropout reasons on their current sport training.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router. ** History: ** received: 27-04-2017 ** accepted: 28-04-2017
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent athlete, Coach, Dropout sports, Teammate
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Sport and Exercise Science
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    Page Range: p. 6766
    SWORD Depositor: Hilary Ridgway
    Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 10:51
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2018 08:12

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