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The reasons of dropout of sport in Hong Kong school athletes

Abdul-Rahman Hassan, Michael Huen Sum Lam, Susanna Ku, William Ho Cheung Li, Ka Yiu Lee, Eva Ho, Stuart W. Flint, Anthony Siu Wo Wong
  • Abdul-Rahman Hassan
    Vocational Training Council, Chai Wan, Hong Kong; Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • Michael Huen Sum Lam
    Vocational Training Council, Chai Wan, Hong Kong; Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom | michaelhslam@vtc.edu.hk
  • Susanna Ku
    Vocational Training Council, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
  • William Ho Cheung Li
    School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ka Yiu Lee
    Vocational Training Council, Chai Wan, Hong Kong; Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
  • Eva Ho
    School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Stuart W. Flint
    Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
  • Anthony Siu Wo Wong
    Vocational Training Council, Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Abstract

Dropout of sport is an issue in sport and public health domains. The aim of this study was to identify the potential dropout reasons of school athletes and to examine if their perception of dropout was affected by the previous dropout experience. There were 50 subjects who were divided into two groups based on their previous dropout experience (Dropout Group=22, No Dropout Group=28). They filled a questionnaire about potential dropout reasons of the current sport. Coach and teammates were two predominated reasons of dropout; Influence of parent and training seemed to affect the termination of the sport to a lesser extent. Moreover, the perception of social value and lost focus were significantly different between two groups. Character of coach and teammates affect the engagement of training in school athletes. However, the parental influence had less influence than expected. Training intensity played little role as the dropout reason. Previous experience of dropout had an impact of potential dropout reasons on their current sport training.

Keywords

Dropout sports; Adolescent athlete; Coach; Teammate

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