Birth order and sport participation

  • Justus R Potgieter

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between birth order and sport participation in terms of the inherent dangers associated with different sport codes. Data collected from 1310 sport science students over a period of more than 15 years failed to support the popular birth-order hypothesis.

Keywords: Birth order; Ordinal position; Dangerous sports; Sport socialisation

South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 2012, 34(2): 173-179

Author Biography

Justus R Potgieter
Department of Sport Science, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa
Published
2013-01-16
Section
Articles

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