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MONTEAGUDO SANCHEZ, María Jesús. Determinants of adherence in youth sports: contributions from the itineraries of leisure sports. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.1, pp. 62-82. ISSN 2359-0769.

TInspired by the humanistic theory of leisure, this paper presents the results of an investigation through the study of youth sports leisure itineraries, seeking to clarify the factors involved in the formation of durable sports leisure styles, thus contributing to the conversion of sports action by a factor of personal development and quality of life. Aware of the importance of this fact and its implications, the reconstruction of sports entertainment experiences of a sample of 383 youths of Bizkaia (Spain) between 1995 and 2005, the identification of their schedules and psychosocial factors that encourage sports participation and continuity constitute the empirical corpus study. The results confirm that exist in relation to sport different evolutionary patterns, modulated by psychosocial factors which impact on decisions about continuing or abandoning sports has been proven, a glimpse into the future direction of the routes. Knowledge of these factors allows us to envision the involvement of stakeholders as a real possibility led to the establishment of the sport and its continuity in contemporary lifestyles.

Keywords : leisure; youth; leisure itineraries; promotion; sports practice.

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