Exploring how first year university students are inducted into university sport.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
MetadataShow full item record
Previous research has acknowledged the use of initiations within the military, sororities and fraternities, however, little research has been conducted within university sports teams. The study explored the process of being inducted into a university sports team and how it affected first year students. Through an interpretive paradigm due to the study focusing on assumptions and personal experiences the thoughts of five first year students were inspected by using semi-structured interviews. The interviews focused on the thoughts before initiation, the activities during and their feelings post event. The findings discovered key themes outlined within the interviews as habitus of initiations, the power negotiation through identities and the field is forever shifting. Emerging from the data appeared a clear power differentiation through key hierarchal positions within the team. Through the key themes it was suggested that even though the initiations were brutal it had a positive effect on the new players leading to improved team cohesion. Although the study uncovered some reasoning towards how inductions affect first year students, to further the research area exploring whether similar results are apparent in different sports would add to the suggestion that inductions increase cohesion. With this in mind exploring whether the effects last is another area which could determine how initiations affect first year students.
DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) SPORT COACHING
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
Evans, Amanda (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2014)Background: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is essential in Speech and Language Therapy (SLT). Journal clubs (JCs) have been adopted to support the development of research skills to promote EBP in the workplace and education. ...
A comparison of health and physical activity levels between first year and third year Cardiff Metropolitan University students Cookson, Suzannah (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2014)The purpose of the present study was to compare health and physical activity between first year and third year students at Cardiff Metropolitan University. A sample of 74 students (first year n = 37, third year n = 37) ...
School practices important for students’ sexual health: analysis of the school health research network survey in Wales Young, H.; Long, S.J.; Hallingberg, Britt; Fletcher, A.; Hewitt, G.; Murphy, S.; Moore, G.F. (Oxford University Press, 2017-11-17)Background This study investigates how the sexual health outcomes of a representative sample of students aged 15–16 in Wales vary according to the person delivering Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools, students’ ...