The Influence of Context on Occupational Selection in Sport-for-Development
1.1. Contextual Background Information
1.1.1. Kicking AIDS Out
1.1.3. Trinidad and Tobago
2.1. Research Design
- How do you choose/decide which activities to use in programming?
- How do local customs and traditions influence program activities?
- Are there particular activities that you favour/prefer to use in programming?
- What other activities do you think could be used to achieve your program aims?
- Tell me about the knowledge and skills you have that are related to the program activities.
- Have program youth suggested changes to you regarding the program activities?
3.1. Balancing the Audience and the Self
…so we work with whatever people like to do, and then we add our approach to it… but if the people are already there, work with what they have and then introduce sport to them and in a fun way…again working with their desire.(male, Trinidad and Tobago)
3.2. Sport as a Tool, a Tool for What?
...sport-for-development is really using sport as a medium, as a tool, as a vehicle, to help develop people.... and by extension communities um by developing positive social behaviours and positive values.(male, Trinidad & Tobago)
...here we already had a program for young people that was supposed to be sport oriented but mostly looked at speaking skills… it kind of moved away from sport um but now Kicking AIDS Out brought it back, brought that movement element …which was a great thing.(male, Trinidad and Tobago)
“…we (Zambian’s) appreciate the aspect of personal and economical development through sports, firstly, it enhances social change in an economical aspect and also in the social aspect and development of the use of sport as a tool”.(male, Zambia)
“Football becomes a powerful tool… if these young people work hard using sports they are able to feed their families because they create a career as a result of that…In Zambia the career development for example in music is not as lucrative as it is in sports”.(male, Zambia)
4.1. Role of the Leaders in Selecting Occupations
4.2. Occupations Used to Achieve Context Specific Development Goals
…authors point to the capacity of local actors to contextualize, reinterpret, resist, subvert and transform international development agendas which, in turn, contributes to a diverse array of development practices emerging within local contexts.
4.3. Limitations of Study
Conflicts of Interest
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|KAO||Kicking AIDS Out|
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|Lusaka, Zambia||Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Leader||Gender||Age||Time with KAO||Leader||Gender||Age||Time with KAO|
|1||Female||25||2 months||1||Female||Unknown||1 year|
|2||Male||26||5 years||2||Female||22||3 years|
|3||Male||19||7 years||3||Male||41||8 years|
|4||Female||54||13 years||4||Male||Unknown||8 years|
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Njelesani, J.; Fehlings, L.; Tsang, A.; Polatajko, H. The Influence of Context on Occupational Selection in Sport-for-Development. Societies 2016, 6, 24. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc6030024
Njelesani J, Fehlings L, Tsang A, Polatajko H. The Influence of Context on Occupational Selection in Sport-for-Development. Societies. 2016; 6(3):24. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc6030024Chicago/Turabian Style
Njelesani, Janet, Lauren Fehlings, Amie Tsang, and Helene Polatajko. 2016. "The Influence of Context on Occupational Selection in Sport-for-Development" Societies 6, no. 3: 24. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc6030024