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Title: High performance athletes’ perception towards the development of sports career : under the factors of social image and social support (Water Sports)
Authors: Wong, Ming Yu Claudia
Advisors: CHEN, Juan 
Keywords: Athletes’ engagement
Social image
Social support
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Abstract: In this study, qualitative research method is being used to explain and discuss the hypothesized factors that would motivate or in other way constraint the high performance water sports athletes’ perception and possible determination towards sports career engagement. Other than the reviewed Self-determination theory, a new factors model has developed to hypothesized the factors positioning and compared with the research result model in four directions, which are the positive cognitive effect, negative cognitive effect, positive behavioral effect and negative behavioral effect; while, the effect of government support being the most controversial factor. The perception and determination shows that the image of academic achievement and the support from parents are being the most common significant effects. The relationships between factors have also being discussed in the research with the community acceptance being the central component. Whereas, synchronize swimming is being a team sport and having a lower popularity in Hong Kong, it shows enormous constraint in sports career engagement compare to swimming. At last, practical suggestions are offered for eliminating the constraints and burden of sport career engagement.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/70377
Rights: All rights reserved.
Programme: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Policy & Administration
Subject Code: APSS465
Subject Title: Capstone Project for Practicing Social Policy and Administration
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