17th Annual ECSS-Congress, Bruges 2012

Abstract details

Abstract-ID: 708
Session: [MO-SH05] Social sciences: mixed session
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Date & time: 06.07.2017 / -
Title of the paper: Changes of Sports for All in Korea
Authors: Nam, Younshin
Institution: Duksung Women's University
Department: Sport for all
Country: Korea, South
Abstract text Introduction: Korea is a country where elite sports have developed. The Olympic Games have consistently ranked in the top 10 in the world(www. Sports.or.kr). Like this, the elite sport is emphasized in Korea. And relatively, sports for all are politically less supported by the government. However, it is true that the participation rate of the physical activity of the people has been increased recently because sports for all are emphasized as the important part of the sports policy of Korea. The purpose of this study is to examine the changes in participation in sports in Korea and to propose a policy to increase the participation rate of sports in the future. Methods: Data from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism survey on participation in the national sports were recycled. The subjects of this study were 9,000 Korean people. The subjects were 728 men and 647 women in their teens, 706 men and 792 women in 20’s, 789 men and 792 women in their 30’s, 851 men and 854 women in their 40’s, 676 men and 711 women in 50’s, 398 men and 453 women in 60’s, 295 men and 477 women over the age of 70. Results: The percentage of ’never doing exercise’ is 51.8% in 2012, 34.5% in 2014, 34.4% in 2015 and 29.5% in 2016. Participation in the exercise 2-3 times a month is 5.0% in 2012, 10.8% in 2014, 9.6% in 2015 and 11.0% in 2016. Participation in the exercise once a week is 8.3% in 2012, 11.2% in 2014, 10.6% in 2015 and 11.0% in 2016. Participation in 2-3 times a week exercise is 18.0% in 2012, 22.9% in 2014, 23.2% in 2015 and 29.2% in 2016. The percentage of participating in 4-5 weekly exercises is 10.6% in 2012, 11.1% in 2014, 12.6% in 2015 and 14.4% in 2016. The 6th week will be 2.3% in 2012, 4.0% in 2014, 2.5% in 2015 and 2.5% in 2016. The daily average is 4.0% in 2012, 5.5% in 2014, 7.2% in 2015 and 3.1% in 2016. The percentage of participants participating in the exercise more than once a week is 43.3% in 2012, 54.8% in 2014, 56.0% in 2015, 59.5% in 2016, 35.0% in 2012, 43.5% in 2014, 45.3 percent, and 49.3 percent in 2016. Discussion: The percentage of people who do not exercise at all is gradually decreasing, and the proportion of Koreans participating in the exercise is increasing. The most popular sporting events in Korea were walking, followed by mountain climbing and bodybuilding. Reference: www.sports.or.kr: Olympic ranks, 2016. contact: younshinkr@duksung.ac.kr
Topic: Sociology
Keyword I: changes
Keyword II: sports for all
Keyword III: Korea