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dc.contributor.advisorVehmas, Hanna
dc.contributor.authorKurki, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-29T08:09:17Z
dc.date.available2020-06-29T08:09:17Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/70959
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this Master’s thesis is to examine different factors that affect the possibilities of Finnish swimmers to succeed at the international level. This thesis focuses on the social, environmental, and organizational factors that influence athletes’ success. As a framework, the SPLISS (Sport Policy Factors Leading to International Sporting Success) model 2.0 and its nine pillars were used. The data of this study consisted of theme interviews of five individuals who are closely involved with top-level swimming in Finland. All the participants had different perspectives and backgrounds related to swimming. Two of the participants were competitive swimmers, out of which one has already achieved international success, while the other has not yet reached the international level. The other three participants were a swimming coach, a Finnish federation official, and a former physical education lecturer as well as swimming expert. The participants were asked to rank the nine SPLISS pillars from least important to most important, according to their own perspective. All the interview themes were derived from the nine pillars. The results reveal that all the nine pillars were seen as important for the swimmers in order to succeed internationally. Two pillars scored a bit higher than the others. Pillars seven and three, which stand for coaching provision and coach development, alongside foundation and participation scored higher than the other pillars, respectively. All the pillars were seen as important in some phase of the swimmer’s career. Coach provision and coach development was one of the factors with the highest need of improvement in Finnish swimming.en
dc.format.extent59
dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.otherSuomi
dc.subject.otherFinland
dc.titleWhat Does it Take to Become a Top-Swimmer? : Perceptions of Success Factors in Finnish Swimming
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202006295145
dc.type.ontasotMaster’s thesisen
dc.type.ontasotPro gradu -tutkielmafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.laitosLiikunta- ja terveystieteetfi
dc.contributor.laitosSport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikunnan yhteiskuntatieteetfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineSocial Sciences of Sporten
dc.rights.copyrightJulkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty.fi
dc.rights.copyrightThis publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited.en
dc.contributor.oppiainekoodi5032
dc.subject.ysomenestystekijät
dc.subject.ysouinti
dc.subject.ysosuccess factors
dc.subject.ysoswimming


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