A thematical analysis of English governing bodies parental codes of conduct – To what extent do they shape parental figure?

Banham, D. (2015) A thematical analysis of English governing bodies parental codes of conduct – To what extent do they shape parental figure? Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Over the last decade the structure of youth sports has undergone vast changes in order to benefit the long term participation and development of young athletes, with some major organisations engineering the way in which their youth sport is delivered. However, in order to most effectively benefit from these changes everyone involved must perform their role appropriately. Therefore, this raises the question of how do sporting National Governing Bodies (NGB) view the role of some of those most influential on young performers, their parents. A representative sample of five English National Governing bodies parental codes of conduct and one safeguarding policy were thematically analysed. Analysis looked at both properties of the policies and common themes throughout. The study’s found three main themes, the strongest being that parents should serve as positive role models and slightly weaker findings of being educators and supporters. The study also found some policies touched on parents being providers, organisers and protectors however, these findings were considerably weaker. Due to how strongly the conducts are enforced the importance of the study can be questioned. However, the paper contributes towards understanding potential areas in which the major organisations in control of youth sport shape the role of the parent. When compared to current research the study can be used as evidence towards possible areas of improvement which could enhance the efficiency of parents in youth sport. Future research could add depth to the present study by completing a comparative analysis across different sports or use this research as a measurement scale against parents’ actual behaviour.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sport Coaching
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 11:26
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2018 14:44
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1539

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