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Jan Åge Kristensen

PhD Candidate
Department of Sport and Social Sciences
+47 23 26 24 41 / +47 971 67 542


Sport psychology, Coaching, Motivation, Attitudes, Values, Health risk practices and Youth sports


Teaching ice skating for the first-year undergraduates and the PE students

Short biography

Jan Åge Kristensen is a PhD candidate within the department of Sport and Social Sciences. He has a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in psychology and coaching from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. Kristensen’s PhD project is labeled “Health risk practices among ambitious Norwegian youth athletes: Studies among individual- and team sport participants”. The project objective is to examine protective- and risk factors on young dedicated athletes’ behavior that may pose a risk to their health in the service of performance development in youth sports.

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