Micro-determinants Of Athletes’ Motivation To Be A Role Model Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The study’s general aim is to identify the micro-determinants of elite athletes’ motivation to
be a role model. It is tried to find an answer on the following research questions: (a) Are
athletes personally motivated to be a role model? (b) What are the reasons athletes are or are
not motivated to be a role model?, and (c) What are the determinants of elite athletes’
motivation to be ...
The logic behind the initiatives of national governing bodies in Flanders to improve organised youth sport Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Regular involvement in organised youth sport boosts the likelihood of lifelong sport participation. However, increasing dropout rates in sport clubs and alarming levels of young people not meeting physical activity guidelines may suggest that the organised sport sector’s efforts have been insufficient to date. This situation calls for evaluation of the applicable youth sport policy to determine how organised youth sport is intended to operate ...
Kwaliteit in jeugdsportclubs: de ontwikkeling van een operationeel model Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Socioeconomic variables and historical performance, the influences in the Olympic success at a sport-specific level Vrije Universiteit Brussel
ever, most of the studies on this topic have linked all sports rather than the specificities of individual sports.
Problem and Aim. Analyzing the influence of the socioeconomic and historical results of past World Championships and Olym-
pic Games countries’ performance at the Olympic Games, ...
Sports participation during a lockdown. How COVID-19 changed the sports frequency and motivation of participants in club, event, and online sports Vrije Universiteit Brussel Universiteit Gent KU Leuven
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis and its related measures on how people practice and experience leisure continues to be significant. In the current study, a survey measuring sport participation during the third week of the first lockdown, that started on the 18th of March 2020 and has been gradually loosened as of the 18th of April 2020, was carried out among 13,515 Flemish citizens. Through a canonical correlation analysis, four clusters of ...
High-performance Sport Systems: Current Developments and Future Challenges Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Stakeholders’ perceptions of athletic career pathways in Paralympic sport: from participation to excellence Vrije Universiteit Brussel
the developmental trajectories of para-athletes is necessary to examine
the critical determinants of specific para-athlete development models.
Underpinned by the existing athlete development models to gather
insights into the different developmental phases, this study explored
how athletic career pathways in parasport are developed by identifying ...
Contextual factors influencing the South African elite sporting system Vrije Universiteit Brussel KU Leuven
Elite sporting systems are often descriptions of established practices with little regard for national contexts. This paper examined the influence of contextual factors on the elite sporting system of South-Africa. The contextual factors were evaluated through the lens of systems theory (Components: Economic, social, political, legal, and technology). A maximum variation strategy was used to select experts from SA and varied European ...
Conceptualising the inspirational effect of elite sport Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Research question: This study aims to better understand and conceptualise the dynamics of inspirational elite sport. Specifically, taking Belgian hockey as a case study, this article is concerned with understanding how, why, and under what circumstances elite sport influences grassroots sport participation in voluntary sports clubs (i.e. trickle-down effect). Research methods: Fourteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with ...