Sports participation reasons of Brazilian kids according to their ages

Félix Gullén García

Gilmar Weis

Manuel Navarro Valdivieso

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Guillén García, F., Weis, G., & Navarro Valdivieso, M. (2005). Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes (1985-2015). Sports participation reasons of Brazilian kids according to their ages. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 80, 29-36.

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Abstract

The purpose of the present was to study the sports practices motives in Brazilian Youth, considering differents ages. The sample is constituted by 171 males between 8 and 14 years old. It was used the Participation Motive Questionnaire from Gill, Gross and Huddleston (1983). ANOVAS were done to the different age-group comparisson and, moreover, a Factorial Analysis for each age-group was done. The results depicted that the youth sport s practices motives presents differences according their age, showing signifficant differences in certain aspects and the factors that are showed. In general, it seems that the motives are similar to others studies done before in other countries such as USA and Spain.

Keywords: Ages, Brasil, Motives, Participation, Sport, Youngs.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: April 01, 2005