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dc.contributor.authorJenkin, Claire
dc.contributor.authorEime, Rochelle M.
dc.contributor.authorVan Uffelen, Jannique G.Z.
dc.contributor.authorWesterbeek, Hans
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-17T09:45:03Z
dc.date.available2021-05-17T09:45:03Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-27
dc.identifier.citationJenkin , C , Eime , R M , Van Uffelen , J G Z & Westerbeek , H 2021 , ' How to re-engage older adults in community sport? Reasons for drop-out and re-engagement ' , Leisure Studies . https://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2021.1888310
dc.identifier.issn0261-4367
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 25193451
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85103303483
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8892-1511/work/94251007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/24488
dc.description© 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group . This is the accepted manuscript version of an article which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2021.1888310
dc.description.abstractInternationally, many sport policies articulate a desire for lifelong participation in sport. However, participation often fluctuates throughout the life span and most people drop-out at some stage. Most research on drop out of sport focuses on children and adolescents, with little attention towards other age groups. The aim of this study was to investigate why adults aged 50+ years dropped out of sport during their life, and how and why they may re-engage later in life. Eight focus groups (n = 49) were conducted, with Australian National Sporting Organisations; adults aged50+ years, who were either currently involved in sport (e.g. player/volunteer/coach) or not currently involved. The Socio-Ecological Model was used to frame the interview questions, and Leisure Constraints Theory was used to analyse the results. The main themes on drop-out included lack of appropriate playing opportunities; competing priorities; and low priority from sporting organisations. The main themes for re-engagement in sport at an older age included improving physical health; social opportunities, especially with family/friends; and having more leisure time. It is recommended that to re-engage adults aged 50+ years in active sport participation, organisations should focus on providing age appropriate playing opportunities, whilst ensuring that social interaction is an integral focus.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofLeisure Studies
dc.subjectDrop-out; sport participation; older adults; re-engagement
dc.titleHow to re-engage older adults in community sport? Reasons for drop-out and re-engagementen
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Psychology and Sport Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionSport, Health and Exercise
dc.contributor.institutionResearch Unit in Sport, Physical Activity and Ageing
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology, Sport and Geography
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.date.embargoedUntil2021-09-22
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