Parental Perspectives on Their Sons’ Motivation to Dance

Clements, Lucie and Clegg, Helen (2022) Parental Perspectives on Their Sons’ Motivation to Dance. In: Masculinity, Intersectionality and Identity. Why Boys (Don't) Dance. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 123-143. ISBN ISBN-10: ‎ 3030899993

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Clements and Clegg present original data, from parent's of adolescent boys who dance, that considers the parental experiences of and the boys’ motivations to dance. Parents perceived their son’s as highly internally motivated to dance despite both the parents and the boys experiencing negative reactions from others. To facilitate their son’s engagement in dance, parents provided both psychological support, by enhancing resilience, alongside practical support in the form of finance and travel arrangements. Although parents expressed concern about injury and career stability they recognized the psychological benefits for their sons and the emotional positivity for themselves. The chapter’s findings capture the perceived impact of the interrelationship between age, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic status for adolescent male dancers.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intrinsic motivation, resilience, qualitative, dance, parents, male
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Psychology and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Helen Clegg
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2022 14:30
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022 14:30

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