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Hertting, K. (2019). "More Practice-based Courses and Not Just a Load of Papers to Read": Youth Soccer Coaches Reflections on Coach Education Programs in Sweden. Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, 83(1), 39-49
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"More Practice-based Courses and Not Just a Load of Papers to Read": Youth Soccer Coaches Reflections on Coach Education Programs in Sweden
2019 (English)In: Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, ISSN 2081-2221, E-ISSN 1899-4849, Vol. 83, no 1, p. 39-49Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, the formal soccer coach education programs are divided into different levels and are also divided into youth coaching and senior coaching. This paper focuses on youth soccer coaches and their reflections on coach education programs. In the background section the Swedish context is described, as well as current research on coaches’ education and learning. The aim of the paper was to investigate youth soccer coaches’ reflections on coach education programs and to analyse their reflections by using a cultural approach to learning. The empirical material of the paper derives from a web-based questionnaire, posing questions about competence, learning and stress. The coaches were also invited to reflect on the question “how do you believe that soccer associations can educate good coaches?” There were 369 responses, and these were analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results indicated reflections about Flexibility in time, place and content, Mentorship supporting informal learning, Demanding mandatory education and emolument, Education focusing on wholeness and Education being based in practice. The conclusion was that decentralization of education and development of coaches’ contexts, abilities and motivation to critically analyse aims and contents of coach education programs are improvement areas for learning and coaching practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Biala Podlaska: Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Jozefa Pilsudskiego w Warszawie, 2019
Keywords
coaching, learning, coach education, youth sport, cultural learning theory
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40407 (URN)10.2478/pcssr-2019-0019 (DOI)000481665300004 ()
Available from: 2019-08-19 Created: 2019-08-19 Last updated: 2019-09-10Bibliographically approved
Fernández, M. L., Pérez, R. C., Jiménez, A. M. & Hertting, K. (2018). "Entrenando a familias". Evaluación de un programa de optimización de actitudes parentales en un club de fútbol. Revista de Psicologia del Deporte, 27(Supplement 3), 37-42
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Entrenando a familias". Evaluación de un programa de optimización de actitudes parentales en un club de fútbol
2018 (English)In: Revista de Psicologia del Deporte, ISSN 1132-239X, E-ISSN 1988-5636, Vol. 27, no Supplement 3, p. 37-42Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sociedad Revista de Psicologia del Deporte, 2018
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38715 (URN)2-s2.0-85041082464 (Scopus ID)
Note

This research has been carried out, in part, thanks to the Project PsyTool “Sport Psychology as a Strategic Tool for Prevention and training on Grassroots Sports” Erasmus+ Sport Programme. Application Nr.: 567199-EPP-1-2015-2-ES-SPO-SCP.

Available from: 2019-01-08 Created: 2019-01-08 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Bergström-Wuolo, M., Dahlström, J., Hertting, K. & Kostenius, C. (2018). My heart has no hurt: The health of young immigrants. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 14(3), 290-304
Open this publication in new window or tab >>My heart has no hurt: The health of young immigrants
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, ISSN 1747-9894, E-ISSN 2042-8650, Vol. 14, no 3, p. 290-304Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore health from the perspective of young immigrants in Sweden.

Design/methodology/approach: A total of 25 newly arrived young immigrants attending Swedish language classes in northern Sweden participated by drawing and writing open letters. They continued the open-ended sentence “Now I’ll draw and describe a day when I was feeling good, that was […].”

Findings: The phenomenological analysis resulted in three themes: longing to be in control for a better life, searching for power in the good and the bad, and striving for a sense of belonging in the new society. The findings illuminate young immigrants’ perspectives of a health-promoting everyday life consisting of agency, reflection and a sense of community. The findings also highlight the young immigrants’ experiences when health-promoting aspects are lacking, characterized by disillusionment, anxiety and loneliness. The findings are discussed with health promotion, health literacy and young immigrants in mind.

Practical implications: According to young immigrants, meeting basic needs such as food, sleep and housing is health promoting but easily taken for granted. Being able to have a say in matters concerning everyday life, social inclusion and finding power in memories – positive and negative – can promote health in young immigrants.

Originality/value: The young immigrants were able to communicate via drawings and words to overcome language barriers. © 2018, Emerald Publishing Limited.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018
Keywords
Health promotion, Health, Immigrants, Health literacy, Agency, Qualitative method
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-37689 (URN)10.1108/IJMHSC-02-2018-0004 (DOI)000444238100006 ()2-s2.0-85052139558 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Note

Funding: the Swedish National Agency for Education, The Public Health Center at Norrbotten County Council, the Department of Health Science at Luleå University of Technology, and the School of Health and Welfare at Halmstad University. Additionally, the authors appreciate Riksbankens Jubileumsfond - the Swedish Foundations for Humanities and Social Science - enabling this study by their financing of the national Flexit research program.

Available from: 2018-08-09 Created: 2018-08-09 Last updated: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Hertting, K., Holmquist, M., Parker, J., Karlsson, M. & Sandéhn, A. (2018). Ping pong health!: A table tennis intervention for improved health at the workplace. In: Urban Johnson, Lars Kristén, Miran Kondrič (Ed.), The Science and Practice of Racket Sport for Improved Performance and Health: Special Focus on Table Tennis: Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at The Science and Practice of Racket Sports for Improved Performance and Health, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden, April 25-27, 2018 (pp. 22-23). Halmstad: Halmstad University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ping pong health!: A table tennis intervention for improved health at the workplace
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2018 (English)In: The Science and Practice of Racket Sport for Improved Performance and Health: Special Focus on Table Tennis: Book of Abstracts / [ed] Urban Johnson, Lars Kristén, Miran Kondrič, Halmstad: Halmstad University , 2018, p. 22-23Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Physical activity has a positive impact on physical and psychological well-being (Delisle, Werch, Wong, Bian, & Weiler, 2010), as well as social relations and skills development (Lamu & Olsen, 2016; Perkins & Williamon, 2014). Adopting a “healthy organization” culture through health programs, with strong senior and middle management support, and using interventions can promote health at workplaces (Rajaratnam et. al., 2014). We, therefore, consider it relevant to have physical activity, social relations and skill development as the starting point in a tabletennis intervention at the workplace.

Aim: The aim was to develop, implement, and evaluate an intervention for improving health and wellbeing in the workplace by introducing table tennis.

Methods and results: The intervention design consisted of two workshops and five table tennis sessions. Thirteen employees from a warehouse within the retail sector participated in the intervention. The participants had various backgrounds in table tennis and sport in general, different motives to participate, and came from different groups of employees (management and stock). After an introductory workshop, two table tennis coaches held one training session a week over the fiveweek intervention period. The employees were divided in to two groups and each group had a 45-minute session. The evaluation is in progress at present. Pre- and post-measurement has been conducted using health questionnaires Short Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36) and International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). These will be analysed using a Bayesian paired t-test analysis. Based on the results of the questionnaire focus group interviews will be conducted with participants. Three focus groups of 4-5 participants in each group. The questions will focus on 24 experiences of the intervention and reflections on future directions for table-tennis and wellbeing activities at the workplace. Finally, there will be a workshop pointing out future directions for sport-based health activities at the workplace.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Halmstad: Halmstad University, 2018
Keywords
Health, well-being, workplace intervention
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38405 (URN)978-91-639-7129-7 (ISBN)
Conference
The Science and Practice of Racket Sports for Improved Performance and Health, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden, April 25-27, 2018
Available from: 2018-11-22 Created: 2018-11-22 Last updated: 2018-12-13Bibliographically approved
Kostenius, C., Bergmark, U. & Hertting, K. (2017). Health literacy in an age of technology - schoolchildren’s experiences and ideas. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 55(5-6), 234-242
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health literacy in an age of technology - schoolchildren’s experiences and ideas
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, ISSN 1463-5240, E-ISSN 2164-9545, Vol. 55, no 5-6, p. 234-242Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper was to explore opportunities to promote schoolchildren’s health literacy based on their own experiences and ideas. Research suggests the necessity for health literacy to be included into the school curriculum, and to view health promotion as part of lifelong learning. There is also a need to involve schoolchildren in developing health literacy so they can find strategies to improve their health. However, there is limited research on the best practices of health literacy, based on the schoolchildren’s own experiences and ideas. In this article, a secondary analysis of the data from two previous studies was performed. In total, 540 schoolchildren aged 10–15 from the northern regions of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia participated by sharing their experiences in written reflections or by completing an open question in a survey. Two questions were posed to gather the data in the secondary analysis: ‘What signifies the schoolchildren’s experiences of health and well-being?’ and ‘What are the strategies to promote health and well-being suggested by the schoolchildren?’ The results show that people and interactive technology support schoolchildren’s health literacy. The schoolchildren highlighted the importance of being cared for, confirmed by and connected to others. They also stressed the importance of being in an environment that enabled them to participate and thus be engaged, which made them empowered to take care of their own health and well-being. In addition, they identified empowering aspects of technology as a tool in health promotion that created health opportunities for the schoolchildren. © 2017 Institute of Health Promotion and education

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2017
Keywords
Health promotion, health literacy, school, student voice, interactive technology
National Category
Other Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34844 (URN)10.1080/14635240.2017.1369891 (DOI)2-s2.0-85028557662 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-31 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Karlefors, I. & Hertting, K. (2016). Forskende idrettslaererstudenter (1ed.). In: Tove Leming, Tom Tiller og Eva Alerby (Ed.), Forskerstudentene: Laererstudenter i nye roller (pp. 108-125). Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Forskende idrettslaererstudenter
2016 (Norwegian)In: Forskerstudentene: Laererstudenter i nye roller / [ed] Tove Leming, Tom Tiller og Eva Alerby, Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2016, 1, p. 108-125Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2016 Edition: 1
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32387 (URN)978-82-02-49145-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-11-10 Created: 2016-11-10 Last updated: 2016-11-29Bibliographically approved
Karlefors, I., Hertting, K. & Tiller, T. (2016). Idrott och hälsa ur ett aktionsforskningsperspektiv (1ed.). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Idrott och hälsa ur ett aktionsforskningsperspektiv
2016 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Idrott och hälsa har en mångårig tradition som aktivitetsämne, men idag är uppdraget också att utveckla kunskaper som är viktiga för att bevara en fysiskt aktiv livsstil genom livet. För att nå det målet krävs förutom aktivitet också teorier som är användbara för elevernas lärande. Boken Idrott och hälsa ur ett aktionsforskningsperspektiv lyfter fram aktionsforskning och aktionslärande som strategier för att utveckla ämnet.Idrott och hälsa ur ett aktionsforskningsperspektiv vänder sig till blivande och yrkeverksamma lärare i ämnet idrott.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2016. p. 192 Edition: 1
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32386 (URN)978-91-47-11167-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-11-10 Created: 2016-11-10 Last updated: 2016-11-29Bibliographically approved
Hertting, K. & Kostenius, C. (2016). The Youth Soccer Coaches’ Visions and Thoughts of Leader Support. Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, 70(1), 69-78
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Youth Soccer Coaches’ Visions and Thoughts of Leader Support
2016 (English)In: Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, ISSN 2081-2221, E-ISSN 1899-4849, Vol. 70, no 1, p. 69-78Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Objectives: The European Commission has highlighted the use of sports as an important venue for engaging citizens in health-enhancing activities, physical activity, volunteerism and active citizenship. Coaching is a central component of sports for children and youth, but there is little research on the promotion of sports coaches’ health. In the light of this gap, the aim of this paper was to elucidate youth soccer coaches’ visions and thoughts regarding leadership support from clubs and soccer associations.

Design and method: The study was based on an online questionnaire conducted with Swedish soccer coaches who coached children and young people between 6 and 18 years of age. In total, 1514 coaches received the online questionnaire via email and 764 coaches (50.5% of the sample) answered. Three hundred and seventy-five coaches answered the open question: ‘How would you describe the support you, as a coach, would like to receive from clubs and associations?’ Responses were analysed using method.

Results: Four main themes emerged from the analysis: financial and other resources support, recognition of contribution, sense of belonging to a value-based association and positive coach development.

Conclusion: We discuss the factors that support soccer coaches and how these can serve as health-promoting supports for coaches working with children and youth.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Biala Podlaska: Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego Jozefa Pilsudskiego w Warszawie, 2016
Keywords
health promotion, coach support, sports for all, youth sports, qualitative analysis
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30864 (URN)000413634900006 ()2-s2.0-84994047776 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-05-11 Created: 2016-05-11 Last updated: 2018-03-21Bibliographically approved
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