Community Sport Programmes and Social Inclusion: What Role for Positive Psychological Capital?

Morgan, Haydn ORCID: 0000-0002-1645-8599, Parker, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0001-6842-3067 and Roberts, William M ORCID: 0000-0001-5736-5244 (2019) Community Sport Programmes and Social Inclusion: What Role for Positive Psychological Capital? Sport in Society, 22 (6). pp. 1100-1114. doi:10.1080/17430437.2019.1565397

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(Re-)Engagement with education and employment is a common objective within interventions designed to enhance social inclusion through sport participation. Consequently, the acquisition of capital to expedite the (re)engagement process has become a familiar theme. Literature has examined how various forms of capital may be accumulated through participation in sport. However, competing literature has explored how participation may enable positive psychological capital—which comprises personal qualities such as resilience, hope, optimism, and self-efficacy—to be developed. This paper adds to this work, by providing insights from a sports-based project which aimed to develop social inclusion among marginalised youth in three regions of the United Kingdom. Utilising data from semi-structured and focus group interviews, we highlight how participation enabled young people to enhance components of positive psychological capital, and offer a further theoretical vantage point from which to understand and debate the relationship between participation in sport and social inclusion.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community sport programmes; Social inclusion; REF2021
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Haydn Morgan
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2018 15:52
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:08

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