Adolescent girls’ perceived barriers to participation in physical activity
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This study was constructed in order to investigate adolescent girls’ perceived barriers to participation in physical activity in a secondary school in South Wales. The use of a qualitative approach was implemented to carry out the data collection in order to gain an insight in to adolescent girls’ personal experiences and to what consequences these lead to. Focus groups were conducted to encourage group discussion in order to obtain in-depth information concerning personal experiences. This was done in order to create common themes. The focus groups were then transcribed and the data was organised in to six themes; (a) time, (b) appearance, (c) boys, (d) peers, (e) access and (f) motivation. These six themes were recognised as the main themes which had been identified as barriers to participation in physical activity for the girls in this study. The findings of this research study support previous studies experienced by other researchers. This study highlights the main barriers associated with the low levels of participation in physical activity among adolescent females. This research therefore provides a basis of knowledge from which people can use in order to prevent these barriers stopping participation among females during the period of adolescence.
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