• Attacking beautifully or defending efficiently?: a sociological analysis of the prevalence and effect of football strategies 

      Seippel, Ørnulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Football ideology is built upon an antagonism between offensive and defensive and effective and beautiful football: attack beautifully and lose, or, defend efficiently and win! In this article, I address the validity of ...
    • Democratic Participation in Voluntary Associations: A Multilevel Analysis of Sports Clubs in Europe 

      Ibsen, Bjarne; Elmose-Østerlund, Karsten; Feiler, Svenja; Breuer, Christoph; Seippel, Ørnulf; Van der Roest, Jan-Willem; Scheerder, Jeroen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Non-profit associations are usually democratically organized, and this feature plays a legitimizing role for the public support to associations. This article examines which characteristics at country level, organizational ...
    • Do sports matter to people?: A cross-national multilevel study 

      Seippel, Ørnulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Do people consider sports as important? In this article, I investigate how people (N ≈ 44,000) in 33 countries (ISSP 2007) assess three aspects of sports: sports as socialization, integration and internationalization. I ...
    • Does membership in civil society organizations foster social integration?: the case of Danish voluntary sport organizations 

      Østerlund, Karste; Seippel, Ørnulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-11-22)
      Voluntary organizations are generally perceived as important arenas in which social integration can be fostered. There is, however, no consensus on the meaning of such integration, and the empirical evidence for the claim ...
    • From political sports to sports politics: on political mobilization of sports issues 

      Seippel, Ørnulf; Dalen, Håvard Bergesen; Sandvik, Morten Renslo; Solstad, Gerd Marie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      How and why do sports issues turn into politics? The aim of this paper is to explore how politicization of sports might happen, to show how social movement theory might contribute to such understandings and to contribute ...
    • In troubled water? European sports clubs: Their problems, capacities and opportunities 

      Seippel, Ørnulf; Breuer, Christoph; Elmose-Østerlund, Karsten; Feiler, Svenja; Perényi, Szilvia; Piątkowska, Monika; Scheerder, Jeroen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      We study problems experienced by sports clubs from nine European countries – Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Spain – and factors – national characteristics and ...
    • Motivational Pathways to Social and Pedagogical Inclusion in Physical Education 

      Wilhelmsen, Terese; Sørensen, Marit; Seippel, Ørnulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      This article is focused on how combinations of motivational attributes and motivational climates support social and pedagogical inclusion in physical education among children with disabilities. Theoretically, the authors ...
    • Parental satisfaction with inclusion in physical education 

      Wilhelmsen, Terese; Sørensen, Marit; Seippel, Ørnulf; Block, M. E. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Knowledge is scarce on parental satisfaction with the inclusion of children with disabilities in physical education (PE). This study explored how parents’ satisfaction with inclusion in PE was associated with parental and ...
    • Physical exercise and social inequality in Norway: a comparison of OLS and quantile regression analysis 

      Seippel, Ørnulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      About two thirds of the Norwegian population exercise less than recommended by public authorities. Traditional studies of exercise and social inequality using OLS-regression give us information on the average person ...
    • Political framing of sports: the mediated politicisation of Oslo’s interest in bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics 

      Seippel, Ørnulf; Broch, Trygve B.; Kristiansen, Elsa; Skille, Eivind Å.; Wilhelmsen, Terese; Strandbu, Åse; Thorjussen, Ingfrid M. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-05-14)
      Sport is a malleable phenomenon: it is not obvious what might be contentious about sports and how sports eventually turn into political questions. For years, there had been discussions on whether the city of Oslo should ...
    • Populist political right opinions and political trust among Norwegian youth 

      Seippel, Ørnulf; Strandbu, Åse (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Recent decades have seen the growth of various strands of rightwing populist political orientations, where populism and critique of immigration policies have been central. These ideological developments have caused concern ...
    • Professionalization of voluntary sport organizations: A study of the Quality Club Programme of the Norwegian Football Association 

      Seippel, Ørnulf (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Research Question: This research investigates Norwegian football clubs’ participation in the Quality Club Programme (QCP) as a case of professionalization consisting of two stages – short term: more education, knowledge ...
    • Social integration in sports clubs: individual and organisational factors in a European context 

      Elmose-Østerlund, Karsten; Seippel, Ørnulf; Llopis-Goig, Ramon; Van der Roest, Jan-Willem; Adler Zwahlen, Jenny; Nagel, Siegfried (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Sports clubs are often perceived as important mediums for social integration, but the empirical evidence to support this claim is limited. This article sets out to identify individual and organisational characteristics ...
    • Social networks and gender in organized youth sports 

      Dalen, Håvard Bergesen; Seippel, Ørnulf (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Sports are social, and the sociability of sports (e.g. individual experiences, group cohesion or generalised social trust) and its consequences (e.g. enjoyment, inclusion, or social capital) depends on the social networks ...
    • Sports and Nationalism in a Globalized World 

      Seippel, Ørnulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The topic of this article is sport nationalism. Using survey data from 25 countries, the study shows generally high levels of sport nationalism. The results indicate, however, that Western Europe has a lower level of sport ...
    • Topics and trends: 30 years of sociology of sport 

      Seippel, Ørnulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      What is and was the sociology of sports all about? Through the method of topic modelling, I will investigate the content of all articles (full text, N¼1923) from what has historically been the three leading sociology of ...
    • Ungdom, idrett og klasse: Fortid, samtid og framtid 

      Strandbu, Åse; Gulløy, Elisabeth; Andersen, Patrick Lie; Seippel, Ørnulf; Dalen, Håvard Bergesen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      I denne artikkelen undersøker vi den klassebaserte rekrutteringen til ungdomsidretten i Norge over en 60 års periode. Vi har analysert tilgjengelige publikasjoner om klasseforskjeller i ungdoms idrettsdeltakelse, og vi har ...
    • Volunteer satisfaction in sports clubs: A multilevel analysis in 10 European countries 

      Nagel, Siegfried; Seippel, Ørnulf; Breuer, Cristoph; Feiler, Svenja; Elmose-Østerlund, Karsten; Llopis-Goig, Ramon; Nichols, Geoff; Perényi, Szilvia; Piątkowska, Monika; Scheerder, Jeroen (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Regular voluntary engagement is a basic resource for sports clubs that may also promote social cohesion and active citizenship. The satisfaction of volunteers is an imperative factor in this engagement, and the purpose of ...