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Reidar Säfvenbom

Associate Professor
Department for Physical Education
+47 23 26 24 25 / +47 930 39 506


Relational Developmental Systems Theories.
The Relevance of Physical Activity Contexts in the everyday life of adolescents.


Pedagogy: Human Development.

Short biography

Dr. Reidar Säfvenbom is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physical Education, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS). His major research interest is Human Development in general and Positive Youth Development in particular. In prior research Säfvenbom has studied the relationship between vulnerable groups of adolescents and sports, and is still concerned about how nations and governments provide and facilitate developmental assets for all children and adolescents.

 According to Säfvenbom there are many reasons for adolescents to withdraw from organized sports, yet there are also great possibilities to see more adolescents involved in movement activities – if the sport policy and thus the promotion of movement activity changes.


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