Cultural influences ppt

Sport England’s Active People survey
shows the percentage of the adult
population participating in at least 30
minutes of sport, at least moderate
intensity at least 3 times a week
The National Office of Statistics produced
the household survey in 2002. It has
details on the number of people taking part
in sport in the last 4 weeks.
You will need evidence from both of these
to support claims in your leaflet.
• Women have lower participation
rates than men
– You will need to back this up with
• Can you name sports where
women’s participation is
experiencing a meteoric rise
– Can you find figures to back this up?
• Can you name sports where
women’s participation is greater
than that of their male
• Why? – In your merit explanation, you will need to touch on some
or all of the following, giving examples:
– The UK is a male dominated society
– Sport is dominated by men
– There are many more male role models in all but a handful of sports
• Can you name them?
– Women have historically been stereotyped by men into domestic or
child care roles.
– Media coverage is biased heavily towards males
– There has been a culture shift since the mid 1990’s, with more
acceptance of women’s sport. This has allowed women’s sport to
– There are now a lot more female journalists and presenters than in the
• This term refers to groups
with a common genealogy,
united by cultural, linguistic
or religious traits. It has
lots of effects on sports
– White ethnic groups have
high participation
– People of Pakistani origin
have low participation
• You will need to find
statistics to back these up
– Some ethnic groups are better
represented in some sports
than others
• Use an example or two here.
Again think about players of
Indian and Pakistani origin, as
well as sportspeople of AfroCarribean heritage.
– It may also influence other
people’s attitudes towards us.
• Why – Merit
• You will need to look at the
statements you have put in
your leaflet and explain
why this is the case. For
– Why is Pakistani
participation in sport lower
than white participation in
– Why does participation in
some sports vary from one
ethnic group to the next?
• In 2006, new legislation made it illegal to discriminate
against anyone on the basis of their age. This has had a
positive effect on older people wishing to work in the
sports industry.
• In terms of sports participation
– Young people tend to choose more
contact sports
– Older people who are still
active prefer more
individual sports
– Participation rates are
greatest in 16-34 age
category and drop
markedly post 55.
• Find statistics to back up
all of these.
• For the Merit, try to answer both of the following
– Why do young people tend to choose more contact
– Why does participation drop off markedly after the age of
• Socio-economic classification puts people in groups based on their
occupation, and therefore income.
• It tends to split into 6 or 7 groups. These groups were first designed
and used in the mid 20th Century. They are a little crude, but still give
a good indication of the effects of socio-economic class on
• It is no surprise that the more affluent social groups show a
higher level of participation than all others.
• Can you find data to back up this assertion?
• To get the Merit, there are a number of areas that you
could discuss.
– Essentially why is that the higher the income the higher the
• They can afford it?
• They have the time? – Unemployed have time,
but low participation
• Are they more educated and therefore know
the benefits of participation?
• They are more motivated?
• They had a better education, therefore
exposing them to more sports, so they have
the skills to participate?