Sports habits survey of Spaniards 2005

Postmodern eras and sports: Between the individualization and massification

Survey sporting habits of Spaniards 2005

  • Manuel García Ferrando. Professor of Sociology. University of Valence.

With the technical collaboration of

  • Ramón Llopis Goig. University of Valence.

Submitted to the High Council of sports

23 January 2006


1. Comments to theoretical and methodological survey sporting habits of the Spanish population 2005

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Globalization, postmodern eras and sport

1.2.1. The transformation globalising and complex of sport

1.2.2. The local and the everyday in contemporary sport

1.2.3. Materialistic values and habits posmaterialistas

population sports

1.3. Methodological Point

2. Free time, leisure activities and sport

2.1. Work, leisure time, entertainment and sport

2.1.1. Contemporary sport and leisure activity

physical and social

2.2. The positioning of sport activities of free time:

the challenge to achieve an own social space

2.3. Frequency of activities of free time:

most desirables activities

2.4. The interest in sport: historical development and social distribution

3. The sport practices of the Spanish population: most practiced sports

3.1. A pastime: historical evolution of the habits


3.2. Socio-demographic profile of the population practitioner

3.3. A family history of sports

3.4. Levels of sports in different communities


3.5. Often practiced sport

3.6. Competitive nature or recreational sports

3.6.1. Typology sporting COMPASS

4. The most practiced sports: the gap between the sports and popular sport and recreation

4.1. Management of sports according to their frequency of practice

4.2. Often practiced various sports

4.3. Management of the federations as the number of licenses


4.4. Interest and satisfaction with sporting: between the desire

and the reality

5. The associative dimension of sports

5.1. Associative forms and associative not

5.1.1. Sports for individual and group of sport

5.2. Belonging to a club or sports association and practice


5.2.1. Sports and participation in activities


5.2.2. Distribution of sports associations in the different

Autonomous Communities

5.3. Reasons of belonging to clubs and other sports associations

5.3.1. Subjects of neglect and non-memberships


6. The values and subjective dimension of sport

6.1. The physical and sports goals in the framework of priorities

modern valorativas postmodern /

6.2. Open or restricted what is sport

6.3. The diversity of ways of understanding sport

6.4. What more and less like sport

6.5. Reasons why practiced sport or not

6.5.1. The influence of gender, age and the social position in the

motivations of those who do sport

6.5.2. Reasons for sport according to type of sport


6.6. Reasons why has never been sport

6.7. The abandonment (temporarily) of sport

7. Other forms of sports practice: the promenade, recreation in nature and sport for all

7.1. The walk as recreational physical activity

7.2. Sports, tourism and recreation in nature

7.2.1. The creation of natural spaces for recreational purposes

7.3. Sport for all. Scope of its practice

7.4. Physical activity of the working population and the physical form


8. The perception of sports in Spain and the theme of sporting facilities

8.1. View on sport practised in Spain

8.2. Physical education and sport for all against the sport of

competition: is a conflict of interest?

8.2.1. Valuation of the importance of physical education and

sport in Spain

8.2.2. The comparison of different types of sport in


8.2.3. Image of public administrations of sport

8.3. The theme of sporting facilities

8.3.1. Type of installation using the practitioners of


8.3.2. Proximity of sporting facilities to place


8.3.3. Perception of the facilities available

and evaluation of new needs

8.3.4. Image of sporting facilities public

8.3.5. Municipal sports Facilities and most used

most needy

9. Sport as consumption and show mass

9.1. Children and top-level sport ideal as a reference

9.2. Media, television and sports: the hearing

sports programmes

9.2.1. Reading of sports newspapers and magazines

9.3. Assistance to sporting events

9.3.1. Partners and shareholders professional sports clubs

9.4. The sports equipment of Spanish homes

9.5. The use of stimulant products and dietary

9.5.1. The spread of doping and products stimulants

gyms and other sports centres

9.5.2. The use of medicines and dietary supplements for

improve the physical and sports practice

10. A final thought: the constraints of sports practices at the beginning of the 21st century