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Idrettsdeltakelse og trening blant ungdom i Oslo - barrierer, frafall og endringer over tid



Guro Ødegård (NOVA), Anders Bakken, Åse Strandbu (NIH)

2016:7 Idrettsdeltakelse og trening blant ungdom i Oslo - barrierer, frafall og endringer over tid
Serie: Senter for forskning på sivilsamfunn og frivillig sektor

ISBN print: 978-82-7763-523-1
ISBN internet: 978-82-7763-524-8
Pages: 111

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This report gives an overview of how many youth in Oslo, aged 13–19, participate in sports and physical exercise activities. We look at youth’s motivation for engaging in physical activity and how the participatory patterns have changed over time. In addition, we focus especially on minority girls’ participatory patterns.

The study shows that sports and exercise are important leisure activities. Overall, during the past 20 years there has been a small increase in the proportion of adolescents who participate in sports, but this increase applies only to youth with Norwegian-born parents, not youth with two foreign-born parents (minority youth). For minority boys, there has been a decline in participation, while the percentage of minority girls who participate in sports has been consistently low.

The report focuses on individual, contextual- and subjective conditions for participation, and discusses various drivers and barriers to youth’s participation in sports and physical exercise. The analyses uses data from the youth survey “Young in Oslo” from 2015, 2006 and 1996.

The report is a collaboration between Centre for Research on Civil Society and Voluntary Sector , Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) and Norwegian School of Sport Sciences .

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