Young men's physical activity choices: The impact of capital, masculinities, and location

Lee, Jessica, Macdonald, Doune and Wright, Jan (2009) Young men's physical activity choices: The impact of capital, masculinities, and location. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 33 1: 59-77. doi:10.1177/0193723508328904


Author Lee, Jessica
Macdonald, Doune
Wright, Jan
Title Young men's physical activity choices: The impact of capital, masculinities, and location
Journal name Journal of Sport and Social Issues   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0193-7235
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0193723508328904
Volume 33
Issue 1
Start page 59
End page 77
Total pages 19
Editor C. Cole
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
920501 Child Health
920401 Behaviour and Health
110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
111712 Health Promotion
Abstract This article draws on data from an Australian longitudinal study into the place and meaning of physical activity and physical culture in the lives of young people. The aim of the national study is to add meaning to the statistics based on quantitative surveys that suggest a declining participation rate and satisfaction of young people in organized sports, recreational physical activities, and exercise. Frequently, socioeconomic status, gender, and geography are used as explanatory variables. In this article, the authors aim to provide an alternative reading of the statistical patterns by exploring how differences in capital (economic, social, and cultural) are played out in the lives of four young Australian males. The authors argue that schooling, geographical location, and access to capital play important roles in the intersection among masculinities, participation in physical activity, and engagement with physical culture.
Keyword masculinity
physical activity
physical culture
capital
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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