A Qualitative Investigation Into the Impact of the Basketball Learning Intervention Programme (BLIP) on Disengaged Secondary School Students in the United Kingdom

Article


Volskis, L., Hunt, R. and Beale, J. T. 2020. A Qualitative Investigation Into the Impact of the Basketball Learning Intervention Programme (BLIP) on Disengaged Secondary School Students in the United Kingdom. International Journal of Disabilities Sports and Health Sciences. 3 (1), pp. 42-51. https://doi.org/10.33438/ijdshs.730528
AuthorsVolskis, L., Hunt, R. and Beale, J. T.
Abstract

This paper will evaluate the longitudinal effects of a basketball based intervention programme that targeted ten disengaged male secondary school students at a school in the Kent, England. The programme aimed to improve the behaviour and academic performance of the participants through a weekly intervention carried out by an external basketball player and coach providing academic support, mentoring and specially designed basketball sessions.

Sports interventions have been deemed to provide a positive short-term impact on young people. However, researchers have identified the need for a longitudinal approach in order to examine the effects of such interventions post involvement as supported.

This study involved five former Basketball Learning Intervention Programme (BLIP) members (with a mean age of 16.4 SD± 0.55 years) that were interviewed using semi-structured interview approach, 12 months after completing the intervention.

Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) revealed four superordinate and eleven subordinate themes. The four superordinate themes were; ‘baseline behaviours pre-intervention’, ‘immediate outcomes of the BLIP’, ‘impact of the coach’ and ‘long standing transferable outcomes’.

The results revealed an immediate impact in comparison to the baseline behaviours of the participants pre-intervention. The data suggested that one of the most effective aspects of the programme was the positive impact of the coach on the participants. More importantly, this is the only study to report long-term improvements amongst the participants
in terms of behaviour and academics as a result of engagement in a sports based intervention.

KeywordsAntisocial Behavior; Basketball; IPA; Sport As The Social Instrument; Sport; Education
JournalInternational Journal of Disabilities Sports and Health Sciences
Journal citation3 (1), pp. 42-51
ISSN2645-9045
Year2020
PublisherNevzat DEMİRCİ
Publisher's version
License
File Access Level
Anyone
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.33438/ijdshs.730528
Web address (URL)https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ijdshs/issue/54265/730528
Publication dates
Online20 Jun 2020
Publication process dates
Accepted08 Jun 2020
Deposited12 Jun 2023
Copyright holder© 2020, Nevzat DEMİRCİ
Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/8w1w0

  • 52
    total views
  • 30
    total downloads
  • 3
    views this month
  • 1
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

The Autistic Experience of Exercising within Nature-Based Environments: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis
Bishop, C., Beale, J. and Bruce-Low, S. 2023. The Autistic Experience of Exercising within Nature-Based Environments: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. Physical Activity and Health . 7 (1), pp. 115-131. https://doi.org/10.5334/paah.243
The influence of body language and expected competency on gaze behaviour while forming an impression of a tennis player
Buscombe, R., Potton, A., Volskis, L., Papageorgiou, A. and Greenlees, L. 2021. The influence of body language and expected competency on gaze behaviour while forming an impression of a tennis player. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. 19 (4), pp. 551-563. https://doi.org/10.1080/1612197X.2020.1739109
‘The world is best experienced at 18 mph’. The psychological wellbeing effects of cycling in the countryside: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Glackin, Oliver F. and Beale, J. 2018. ‘The world is best experienced at 18 mph’. The psychological wellbeing effects of cycling in the countryside: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. 10 (1), pp. 32-46. https://doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2017.1360381
Working with depressed clients: Valuable information and guidance for those working with this unique population in the fitness industry
Beale, J. 2007. Working with depressed clients: Valuable information and guidance for those working with this unique population in the fitness industry. Register of Exercise Professionals Journal. 8.
Evaluation of an Inter-Disciplinary Sport Science Intervention to the Great Britain Under 16 Korfball Team Preparing For the Youth Talent World Cup
Beale, J., Johnstone, J. and Williamson, A. 2007. Evaluation of an Inter-Disciplinary Sport Science Intervention to the Great Britain Under 16 Korfball Team Preparing For the Youth Talent World Cup. The 12th European Congress of Sport Psychology. Halkidiki, Greece 04 - 09 Sep 2007
The Use of Social Networking Within the Sport and Exercise Sciences
Beale, J. 2008. The Use of Social Networking Within the Sport and Exercise Sciences. The London Journal of Tourism, Sport and Creative Industries. 1 (2), pp. 66-69.
An Investigation Into Eastern European Males Motivation For Gym Usage In An East London Gym
Enright, T., Gibbes, C. and Beale, J. 2009. An Investigation Into Eastern European Males Motivation For Gym Usage In An East London Gym. The 3rd International Conference For Qualitative Research In Sport And Exercise. University of Roehampton, UK 10 - 12 Jun 2009
Perceptions of Sport Psychology and The Sport Psychologist: The Director Sportifs View
Beale, J. and Taboas, J.C. 2009. Perceptions of Sport Psychology and The Sport Psychologist: The Director Sportifs View. ISSP 12th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Marrakesh, Morocco 17 - 21 Jun 2009
Applied Training In Sport & Exercise Psychology For Those From A Sport Science Background In The UK
Beale, J. 2011. Applied Training In Sport & Exercise Psychology For Those From A Sport Science Background In The UK. The FEPSAC 13th European Congress of Sport Psychology: Sport and Exercise Psychology: Human Performance, Well-Being and Health. Madeira, Portugal 12 - 17 Jul 2011
The Relationship Between Psychological Skills and Psychological Well-Being
Edwards, D.J., Steyn, B., Beale, J. and Buscombe, R. 2011. The Relationship Between Psychological Skills and Psychological Well-Being. The FEPSAC 13th European Congress of Sport Psychology. Madeira, Portugal 12 - 17 Jul 2011
A Report on the Evaluation of a Breath Workshop for Stress Management by Sport Psychology Students
Edwards, S. and Beale, J. 2011. A Report on the Evaluation of a Breath Workshop for Stress Management by Sport Psychology Students. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. 17 (3), pp. 517-525. https://doi.org/10.4314/ajpherd.v17i3.71103
A Qualitative Insight into the Impact of a Community Based Project on Antisocial Behaviour within a Deprived Urban Area: The Case of Fight for Peace
Bull, Jamie E. and Beale, J. 2012. A Qualitative Insight into the Impact of a Community Based Project on Antisocial Behaviour within a Deprived Urban Area: The Case of Fight for Peace. in: Gilbert, Keith and Bennett, Will (ed.) Sport, Peace and Development Champaign, Illinois, USA Common Ground Publishing.
Sport Psychology
Beale, J. and Wilson, Marcia 2013. Sport Psychology. in: Bayne, Rowen and Jinks, Gordon (ed.) Applied Psychology: Research Training & Practice SAGE. pp. 154-165
An insight into the impact of different sports on students aged 11- 12 years old in London
Beale, J., Wilson, Marcia and Hefferon, K. 2013. An insight into the impact of different sports on students aged 11- 12 years old in London. The International Positive Psychology Association 3rd World Congress on Positive Psychology. Los Angeles, USA 27 - 30 Jun 2013
Are there any differences in enjoyment, positive feelings and perceived competence after participation in sport in children with varying physical literacy
Wilson, Marcia, Beale, J. and Hefferon, K. 2014. Are there any differences in enjoyment, positive feelings and perceived competence after participation in sport in children with varying physical literacy. 19th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. Amsterdam, Netherlands 02 - 05 Jul 2014
Embedding knowledge of sport psychology: Case studies within professional cricket
Filby, Bill, Beale, J. and Wallis, James 2015. Embedding knowledge of sport psychology: Case studies within professional cricket. in: Wallis, James and Lambert, John (ed.) Becoming a Sports Coach Routledge.
Influence of actual and virtual chess on neurophysiology and cognition
Edwards, D.J., Beale, J. and Edwards, S.D. 2012. Influence of actual and virtual chess on neurophysiology and cognition. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences. 18 (4), pp. 769-779.
“I can do things now that people thought were impossible, actually, things that I thought were impossible”: A meta-synthesis of the qualitative findings on posttraumatic growth and severe physical injury.
Kampman, H., Hefferon, K., Wilson, M. and Beale, J. 2015. “I can do things now that people thought were impossible, actually, things that I thought were impossible”: A meta-synthesis of the qualitative findings on posttraumatic growth and severe physical injury. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne. 56 (3), pp. 283-294. https://doi.org/10.1037/cap0000031
Effect of Heartmath Workshop on Physiological Coherence, Sense of Coherence, Zone, Mood and Resilience Perceptions
Edwards, D.J., Edwards, S.D., Buscombe, R., Beale, J. and Wilson, M. 2015. Effect of Heartmath Workshop on Physiological Coherence, Sense of Coherence, Zone, Mood and Resilience Perceptions. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences. 21 (3), pp. 891-901.