Informed Consent Form: The Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) Study
Project Title: Children’s Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study
Project Investigators: Dr. Catherine Woods and Dr. Niall Moyna (Dublin City University), Dr. Deborah Tannehill (University of Limerick), Dr. Julia Walsh and Mr. Paul Kelleher (University College Cork)
Project Sponsors: Irish Sports Council
Research Area of Interest: Physical activity has been shown to be extremely beneficial to young people. Effective sports and physical activity programmes rely on a deep understanding of the forces and influences that affect children to become and remain active. In this respect, volunteers represent an important area of interest for policy makers given that they are at the heart of many sport and activity programmes in Ireland. Without volunteers, sport would be unaffordable and the variety of sports and physical activity options would be limited. Significant others, such as coaches, parents, and sport leaders also influence the decisions young people make about participation and long-term engagement in sport and physical activity. On behalf of the Irish Sports Council, we invite you to take part in this study to help us better understand various aspects of volunteering. The more people that take part in these surveys the better-informed policy makers such as the Irish Sports Council can be about the key issues affecting volunteers and clubs in their efforts to encourage children’s participation in sport and physical activity. Your co-operation is therefore most appreciated.
Volunteer:For the purpose of this study, a “sports volunteer” is a person doing ANYTHING in a sporting or recreational physical activity context for the benefit of children and youths between 4 and 18 years of age, other than playing, where no payment was received other than expenses.
Organisation:A sports organisation or club involved in delivering sport and recreational physical activity programmes for children and youths.
Further queries: Contact Paul Kelleher (UCC) at 021-4904187 or 086-3951995;
Consent: Participation in this questionnaire indicates that you have read the consent form and are giving us permission to use the information for the CSPPA project.