The Workplace Challenge – physical activity

WPCHART researchers Alice Carter (former MSc by Research student), Dr Adam Evans (University of Copenhagen), Geoff Middleton, and Dan Bishop, have recently published an article in the journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. The article, entitled: ‘Personal goals, group performance and ‘social’ networks: participants’ negotiation of virtual and embodied relationships in the ‘Workplace Challenge’ physical activity programme’ draws on Alice’s research investigating how social networks were created and contested in a County Sport Partnership-led physical activity programme. A figurational sociological framework was utilised to explore the relationships developed during the programme, with findings suggesting that messages promoted in the programme were disseminated and transformed according to the organisational structure of social networks. A link to the article can be found here.

About Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Professor in Sociology & Physical Culture, Director of HART, University of Lincoln.

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