A1 Journal article (refereed)
Beyond Health and Happiness : An Exploratory Study Into the Relationship Between Craftsmanship and Meaningfulness of Sport (2021)


Ronkainen, N. J., McDougall, M., Tikkanen, O., Feddersen, N., & Tahtinen, R. (2021). Beyond Health and Happiness : An Exploratory Study Into the Relationship Between Craftsmanship and Meaningfulness of Sport. Sociology of Sport Journal, 38(4), 345-354. https://doi.org/10.1123/ssj.2020-0047


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Ronkainen, Noora J.; McDougall, Michael; Tikkanen, Olli; Feddersen, Niels; Tahtinen, Richard

Journal or series: Sociology of Sport Journal

ISSN: 0741-1235

eISSN: 1543-2785

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 38

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 345-354

Publisher: Human Kinetics

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/ssj.2020-0047

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73384


Abstract

Meaning in movement is an enduring topic in sport social sciences, but few studies have explored how sport is meaningful and for whom. The authors examined the relationships between demographic variables, meaningfulness of sport, and craftsmanship. Athletes (N = 258, 61.6% male, age ≥18) from the United Kingdom completed a demographic questionnaire, the Work and Meaning Inventory modified for sport, and the Craftsmanship Scale. Older age and individual sport significantly correlated with higher craftsmanship. Craftsmanship and religion were two independent predictors of meaningfulness, but emphasized somewhat different meaning dimensions. Meaningfulness in sport seems to be related to how athletes approach their craft, as well as their overall framework of life meaning.


Keywords: sport psychology; sociology of physical exercise; sports; work; athletes; meaningfulness

Free keywords: craftsmanship; meaningfulness; sport


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