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Karlefors, I. & Hertting, K. (2019). Can voluntary sport clubs meet the challenge – to include all children in sport activities?. In: Tadeja Volmut & Katja Koten (Ed.), Assuring an Active Environment for A Healthy Child and Adolescent: The Book of Abstract. Paper presented at 10th Jubilee International Scientific and Professional Conference, A Child in Motion, October 7-9, 2019, Portorož, Slovenia (pp. 79-79). Portorož
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2019 (English)In: Assuring an Active Environment for A Healthy Child and Adolescent: The Book of Abstract / [ed] Tadeja Volmut & Katja Koten, Portorož, 2019, p. 79-79Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

PROBLEM: Organised club sport in Sweden has an important role regarding implementing physical activity and a healthy life style among children and youth. Approximately 80 % of Swedish children and youth have traditionally been involved in club sports during their childhood and youth, but that number is slowly decreasing. The yearly report from Centrum för Idrottsforskning (2018) is indicating that sportparticipation is decreasing most among boys 7-12 years old. An alarming discovery! Sweden is also one of the countries within EU that has allowed most asulym seekers / capita. Many children and youth without experience of organised club sports have arrived to Sweden. The national sport federation have a vision that sport can be a tool not only for physical activity but also for integration. Can the sport clubs efforts to involve newly arrived children and youth in their activities lead to a change of the forms traditional of youth sport is organised?

METHOD and FINDINGS: In order to answer that question three studies was carried out: 1) what experience do newly arrived 10 year old children have of sport? Twentyfour newly arrived children were asked to draw their experience of play and sport. The drawings were analysed and divided into three categores a) the children with experience of sport that was similar to Swedish club sport b) the children with experience of creative games and sport, spontaneous way of playing and moving c) children with almost no experience of physical activity or sports at all; 2) Next study was an interview study with two children from each category to discuss their experiences of sport in Sweden. They described some obstacles for participation as lack of talent, lack of friends with a sport interest and lack of information about the activities; 3) The third study adressed the sport clubs. How did they work to involve immigrant children in sport and what obstacles have they experienced? Ten representatives from sport clubs all over Sweden were interviewed. The result showed that the clubs had worked out ” new forms” of organising the activities to meet the conditions that suited immigrant children, as drop in activities and mixed age group activities, focusing more on activity, less on competition.

CONCLUSION: Based on the results of these three studies the conclusion will discuss whether these ”new” forms of club sport activities also can attract Swedish born children and youth that recently is dropping out from club sport. Can new forms of activities help Swedish sport clubs to fulfill their mission to offer physical activity for all children and youth?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Portorož: , 2019
Keywords
Swedish club sport, integration, children and youth, physical activity
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41195 (URN)978-961-7058-28-4 (ISBN)
Conference
10th Jubilee International Scientific and Professional Conference, A Child in Motion, October 7-9, 2019, Portorož, Slovenia
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2020-02-20Bibliographically approved
Bittlingmayer, U. H., Harsch, S., Hertting, K., Kostenius, C., Lindgren, E.-C., Lydell, M. & Pelters, P. (2019). Health Promotion of Refugees – Empirical Evidence from Approaches in two European Countries. In: 9th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference: June 12 - 14 2019 at Roskilde University. Book of abstracts. Paper presented at Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference, Roskilde, Denmark, June 12-14, 2019 (pp. 39-40).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health Promotion of Refugees – Empirical Evidence from Approaches in two European Countries
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2019 (English)In: 9th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference: June 12 - 14 2019 at Roskilde University. Book of abstracts, 2019, p. 39-40Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The migration of many people to European countries in the last years created various challenges and evoked diverse responses. But rarely, lessons learned and good practice for health promotion interventions are exchanged between countries nor common solutions sought. In this workshop, we will shed light on the health situations of refugees in Sweden and Germany, and present four research projects regarding the health of refugees.

Initially, we will outline the situation for refugees in the two countries generally, provide ample evidence on the health needs and particular burden of refugees, and discuss the increasing influence of racism. Finally, we will discuss the issue health promotion of refugees, needs, approaches, limitations.

Keywords
Refugee health, health promotion interventions, health literacy, integration
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41197 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference, Roskilde, Denmark, June 12-14, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2020-04-29Bibliographically approved
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 ()2-s2.0-85071652585 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-08-19 Created: 2019-08-19 Last updated: 2020-02-03Bibliographically approved
Pelters, P., Lindgren, E.-C., Kostenius, C. & Hertting, K. (2019). Room to move as room to improve? – Health-related integration interventions in civil society. In: : . Paper presented at 16th IMISCOE Annual Conference Understanding International Migration in the 21st Century: Conceptual and Methodological Approaches, Malmö, Sweden, June 26-28, 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Room to move as room to improve? – Health-related integration interventions in civil society
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Migrant groups belong to one of the most vulnerable sections of society, where issues of health inequalities and integration are at stake. Civil society is often highlighted as being an important actor in the integration of newly-arrived citizens and has also been encouraged to help migrants improve their health. The aim of the study was to explore what aspects of general and health-related acculturation and health work are expressed in research into health-related integration-interventions for migrant groups provided by civil society agents. An integrative review has been conducted. By searching databases, journal websites and reference lists, ten articles could be identified. The data has been analyzed using a concept of acculturation, different approaches to health work and the health discourse as a theoretical framework. Two different accumulations of studies have been identified: an assimilation-integration spectrum and an integration-separation spectrum. The interventions in the assimilation-integration spectrum tend to promote assimilation to the host culture and to a Western view of health. Most of these interventions are driven by representatives of the host culture. The interventions in the integration-separation spectrum are characterized by a greater openness concerning home-cultural understandings of health, alongside to an appreciation of home culture in general. These interventions are mostly migrant-driven. The acculturation strategies suggested by migrant-driven organizations tend to be orientated towards integration, whereas the strategies of native-driven organizations are more orientated towards assimilation. Thus, an awareness of basic ideas and methods in health intervention work is regarded as being crucial for civil society organizations.

National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-41196 (URN)
Conference
16th IMISCOE Annual Conference Understanding International Migration in the 21st Century: Conceptual and Methodological Approaches, Malmö, Sweden, June 26-28, 2019
Available from: 2019-12-09 Created: 2019-12-09 Last updated: 2020-02-24Bibliographically approved
Lorenzo Fernández, M., Cubero Pérez, R., López 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
Palma de Mallorca: Universitat de les Illes Balears, Servei de Publicacions i Intercanvi Cientific, 2018
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-38715 (URN)000448103800007 ()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: 2020-03-24Bibliographically 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
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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)000416672700002 ()2-s2.0-85028557662 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-31 Last updated: 2020-02-03Bibliographically 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
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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
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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
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