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Participating in sport: socio-cultural factors - ethnicity

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    Phomolo P.
    BW
    Phomolo P.

    Acceptability - Some sports are considered socially unacceptable by some people. For example hunting and horse or dog racing, because of concerns over cruelty to the animals involved. tradition and culture also affect participation. For example, some cultures disapprove of women taking part in physical recreation in public or mixed company.this is one reason why many sports centres operate 'women only' sessions.

    Zachary B.
    US
    Zachary B.

    How does ethnicity play a part of participating in sport?

    Rk S.
    IN
    Rk S.

    Participating in sport: socio-cultural factors - ethnicity:- Often your ethnicity plays a role in the sports you play. The prevailing weather conditions, culture, facilities and tradition are usually reflected in the activities pursued. The increased level of immigration in Australia and the diverse range of cultures means that compared to 30 years ago, there is probably more choices in the sports or activities on offer. Being a member of a certain culture may mean that socialising factors at work on you will mean you are expected to participate in, or are exposed to, the traditional sport of your culture. Thus if you are male and have a European influence, it may be that you play soccer. Cycling is also seen as a major sport in France and European countries, whereas in Australia it is much less mainstream.

    Muhammad S.
    PK
    Muhammad S.

    Does ethnicity play a role participating in sports?

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