Australian and British sports persons: a difference in attitude with particular reference to swimming

Depledge, Nicole (2007) Australian and British sports persons: a difference in attitude with particular reference to swimming. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    A difference in attitudes between young Australian and British nationals towards participation in sport with particular reference to swimming. This dissertation is to identify Australian and British sports person's characteristics and assess the differences that lead to their successes and failures within the sporting world. Firstly, attitudes to sport in the UK and Australia are identified and compared with particular reference to the promotion of sport and physical activities to young people. Motivation is analysed as a combination of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, with research into the early work and participation motivations for sport. The historical development of the sport of swimming is discussed. The origins of swimming, swimming clubs and attempts and successes at larger scale swimming challenges such as channel swimming are also researched and discussed. The development of sport in Australia is investigated, followed lastly by research into the participation of women's role in sport from the Ancient Olympic Games through to the Modern Day Olympics. This dissertation identifies the power of motivation and the desire to succeed as factors contributing to the successes and failures of swimming teams in both Australia and the UK and identifies key national differences in factors driving participation and continuance in sport at different levels.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14

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