Young adults’ perceptions of the relevance of interaction on social online networks for sports activities

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Young adults’ perceptions of the relevance of interaction on social online networks for sports activities. / Braumüller, Birgit.

in: European Journal for Sport and Society, Jahrgang 17, Nr. 3, 07.2020, S. 231-249.

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title = "Young adults{\textquoteright} perceptions of the relevance of interaction on social online networks for sports activities",
abstract = "In our mediatised world, social media has become increasinglyimportant as a distinct environment for facilitating juvenile developmentaltasks, allowing for communication, self-staging, or informationseeking. Increasing social media activity is oftenexplicated as displacing participation in sports, although currentstudies report rather independent or enhancing relations betweensocial media use and sports participation. Online social networkssuch as Facebook and Instagram constitute a specific social mediaapplication and contain a broad variety of sports-related content,ranging from visual representations of sports, sharing of trainingplans, and recommendations for muscle development, to discussionsabout sporting equipment. Nevertheless, the impact ofthese contents on sports activities has been largely neglected inscientific contexts. Against the background of the socialisationtheory and uses and gratifications approach, the aim of this studyis to analyse the users{\textquoteright} perceptions of the relevance of theirsports-related interaction on social networks for sports activitiesfrom a relativist and constructivist grounding. In qualitative interviewswith young adults (n¼10), organisational, motivational,and professionalising implications of interaction on social networkswere perceived as relevant for participating in sports.Besides, critical remarks were mentioned, mainly highlighting thelack of transparency, the poor quality of information, and thesocial pressure to play sports.",
author = "Birgit Braum{\"u}ller",
year = "2020",
month = jul,
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language = "English",
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journal = "European Journal for Sport and Society",
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