Idrætspsykologi med et community psykologisk afsæt: Erfaringer fra et socialt eksperiment i København, Danmark

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Knud Eske Ryom, Reinhard Stelter

The overall purpose of this study was to examine how a transformative and community psychological approach could affect a socially challenged neighbourhood and participants´ perceptions of involvement (young boys, 12-16 years). A social research experiment lasting 2 years was co-created between researchers, practitioners and participants. A multi-method approach was used to ensure thorough and socially robust knowledge was produced. Methods used included questionnaires, interviews, fieldwork and observations. Although several notable results emerged throughout the intervention period, the most important result were related to the significance of the overall approach with regard to these results. Despite the challenges faced by researchers, when engaging youth at the margins of society in a co-creation process, the approach seemed valuable. Giving the participants the possibility to engage themselves, through empowerment initiatives, seems to be a confounding reason for the success of the project. Hence, this article will focus upon the benefits of using a community psychological approach when working with exercise psychology in a socially deprived community.
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationTrender i Idrettpsykologisk Forskning i Skandinavia
EditorsTommy Haugen, Rune Høigaard
Number of pages23
Place of PublicationOslo
PublisherCappelen Damm Akademisk
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)9788202609498
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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