FSD2234 Sport Survey 2005-2006: Young People and ChildrenDetailed description (collection | citation | publications)
City of Helsinki
Young Finland Association
Finnish Sport for All Association
Finnish Sports Federation
Finnish Olympic Committee
Ministry of Education
Pehkonen, Juhani (TNS Gallup Finland)
Keywords: adolescents, athletics, attitudes, ball games, children, exercise, hobbies, physical activities, racket games, sport, sport spectatorship, sporting events, sports clubs, sports facilities, sports organisations, sports training, voluntary work, youth
The survey investigated the sporting activities of Finnish children and young people. The respondents were asked about where they exercise and in what sports they participate. Attitudes towards sports organisations in Finland were also charted. Parents answered on behalf of children under 12 years old, and young people aged between 12 and 18 were interviewed in person. Mainly the same set of questions was asked in the 2001-2002 corresponding sport survey (FSD1285).
Firstly, participation in sport both within and outside of sports organisations was surveyed. One question focused on how often children and young people exercise. The sports facilities mostly used were charted. A set of questions covered various aspects of sporting activities undertaken in sports organisation or club (which organisation, type of sport, duration and frequency of the activity, number of years they had participated, etc.). The respondents were also asked how often they would prefer to exercise that sport. Similar questions were asked about sporting and physical activities taken outside of sports organisations.
The respondents not involved in sports organisations were asked whether they would like to take part in organised sports in a sports organisation, and if so, what forms of sport they would undertake and how often. The attitudes of young people aged between 12 and 18 towards sports organisations in general were studied. One topic covered participation in sports competitions. Parents or other caretakers of children aged between 3 and 11 were asked whether they had found sports organisations lacking in certain aspects, for example, should children have more free time, is the organisation too competition-oriented, should there be more variety in the types of activity, are children's and parents' wishes taken into account.
Background variables included the respondents' age, gender, county and municipality of residence, and the number of children aged under 18 in the household. Parents/guardians of children aged between 3 and 11 were asked about the occupation of the household member with the highest income.