Garrido, M.E.; González, G.; Romero, S. (2010). The behavior of parents in Municipals Sports Schools of Sevilla. J Sport Health Res, 2(3):261-276.




The aim of this study was to determine the interest shown by parents in the Municipal Sports Schools where children are involved, analyzing their involvement both in training and in competitions. Participants who took part in the study were 357 parents, 448 children and 36 technicians from 45 sports Municipal Sports Schools Seville. Several types of sports were studied: indoor soccer, soccer 7, basketball, volleyball, handball, badminton and tennis.
The methodology was carried out through three different questionnaires, which were composed of different blocks of dimensions, among which we can find the father's relationship with the coach of your child, the level of satisfaction with the technical work and actions of the father in the party.
The analysis carried out related data from different questionnaires answered by parents and children at Municipal Sports Schools, through a statistical triangulation. After analyzing the results, it was observed that the involvement of parents is low, although these also depend largely on the sport in which they participate, as it is revealed by the differences found in terms of districts and sports.


Family, behaviour, sport, children, sport schools.


Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009