The influence of a healthy welcoming environment on participation in club sport by adolescent girls
a longitudinal study
Casey, M.M., Eime, R.M., & Harvey, J.T. (2017). The influence of a healthy welcoming environment on participation in club sport by adolescent girls: a longitudinal study. BMC Sports science, medicine and rehabilitation 9
This study investigated the perceived influence of a Healthy Welcoming Environment (HWE) on participation in sports clubs among adolescent girls, and how these perceptions changed longitudinally. HWE was defined in terms of a set of health promotion policies advocated by a health promotion foundation as the basis of sport club health promotion practice to promote structural reform in state sporting organisations and their affiliated associations and clubs. These included sports injury prevention, smoke-free, responsible serving of alcohol, sun protection, healthy eating, and welcoming and inclusive environments.
Conclusion: welcoming factors were the most positive influences on decisions to participate in sports clubs. These factors may be important in reducing barriers to sport participation. Strategies supporting the social environment within sports clubs should be prioritised.
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