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University sports clubs: culture, belonging and adapting to change during COVID-19.

Moxey, M., Brown, H. and Parry, K. D., 2022. University sports clubs: culture, belonging and adapting to change during COVID-19. Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, 8 (1).

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It is commonly accepted that there are many physical, social and psychological benefits to participating in extracurricular activities at university. While there is a growing body of literature that considers the role of extracurricular activities in enhancing the student experience and fostering better university outcomes, the role that sports clubs play specifically is largely missing from the literature. What is more, the value of sport was highlighted when it was removed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, this paper draws on doctoral research into the experiences of university sports club members during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly surrounding the recreation of the social practices that make up sports club culture, via online communities. Through adopting a Bourdieusian perspective, this paper explores the impact of university sports clubs on students’ identity formation and sense of belonging.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Higher Education; University sport; Sport; Covid-19
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:37418
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:05 Sep 2022 09:20
Last Modified:05 Sep 2022 09:20


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