Motivation för motionsidrott
: äldre tonårsflickors beskrivning av motionsidrott

Translated title of the thesis: Motivation for physical exercise: Older teenage girls description of physical exercise and sports
  • Ida Andersson
  • Jimmy Eskesjö

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    It emerges in the background of the study that club sports are an important player that has the resources to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary population. To avoid low physical activity and defections in club sports requires that the individual feels motivated to participate in sports. The aim of the study was to investigate motivational aspects of older teenage girls participating in exercise activities in sports clubs. A qualitative study was used as a method in the study, with a strategic choice that resulted in team sports by teenage girls who exercise sports. The material was analyzed through a qualitative content analysis where keywords were sorted out and categories formed. The results showed that several aspects are important for teenage girls' motivation for physical exercise: the love of sport, health aspects, to be part of the team, ambient impact, conditions and confirmation. Self-determination and togetherness proved to be important components for creating motivation and should, on the basis of the conclusion, play a vital role in the discussions about how the club sports could be organised in order to increase interest in participating in sports clubs.

    Date of Award2016-Jun-30
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorÅsa Bringsén (Supervisor) & Pär Pettersson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Health Promotion and Education

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology (30302)


    • health
    • physical activity
    • sports
    • motivation
    • community
    • empowerment
    • social support

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