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Participation in outdoor sports activity

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School outdoor activity experience declines with social class. Those in the DE group are very much less likely to have had an overnight outdoor activity experience through school than the other social groupings.

Parents and family friends are very important in introducing people to outdoor activities (32%) followed by an organised school activity (25%).

The school experience is only one of several factors influencing involvement. The importance of parents and family friends suggests that increasing participation is most likely to be effective amongst those who already have some early experience and knowledge of outdoor activities and will be more difficult among those who have not.



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Editor's comments - [  In September 1999 sportscotland commissioned Sports Recreational Services to carry out a short study of several aspects of outdoor activity participation and the role of the school experience.  ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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Reference : Anderson A, Noble K. (2001). Participation in outdoor sports activity. Edinburgh: Sportscotland

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