Next Article in Journal
Tourism-Based Circular Economy in Salento (South Italy): A SWOT-ANP Analysis
Previous Article in Journal
Not a Security Issue: How Policy Experts De-Politicize the Climate Change–Migration Nexus
Article

A Qualitative Investigation of Young Footballers’ Perceptions Regarding Developmental Experiences

School of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Karies, 42100 Trikala, Greece
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Soc. Sci. 2019, 8(7), 215; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8070215
Received: 13 April 2019 / Revised: 17 June 2019 / Accepted: 10 July 2019 / Published: 16 July 2019
This study examined perceptions of Greek young football players regarding sport-related developmental experiences using a model of PYD through sport based on results from a qualitative study as a theoretical framework. Twenty one young football athletes (aged 12–15) gave semi-structured interviews. The young athletes identified both positive and negative developmental experiences related to the behaviors of coaches, parents and peers. They did not report any explicit teaching of life-skills. However, young footballers identified their life-skills development by implicit processes. Nevertheless, their understanding of life-skills was rather simplistic. View Full-Text
Keywords: positive youth development; youth football; life-skills positive youth development; youth football; life-skills
MDPI and ACS Style

Gerabinis, P.; Goudas, M. A Qualitative Investigation of Young Footballers’ Perceptions Regarding Developmental Experiences. Soc. Sci. 2019, 8, 215. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8070215

AMA Style

Gerabinis P, Goudas M. A Qualitative Investigation of Young Footballers’ Perceptions Regarding Developmental Experiences. Social Sciences. 2019; 8(7):215. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8070215

Chicago/Turabian Style

Gerabinis, Panagiotis, and Marios Goudas. 2019. "A Qualitative Investigation of Young Footballers’ Perceptions Regarding Developmental Experiences" Social Sciences 8, no. 7: 215. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci8070215

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop