The most important influence on our socialisation is the family.
-Primary socialisation refers to socialisation within the family, especially by our parents.
-Secondary socialisation refers to peers, friends, teachers and coaches.
Some families may be actively engaged in sport themselves which normalises and motivates sport in their family.
Jambor (1999) found that parents of football players had more positive attitudes about sport e.g in terms of health benefits than those of non-football players.
Socialisation also takes place at the level of wider culture. One way in which cultural beliefs affect our sporting development relates to our attitudes towards success and failure.
Morgan et al (1996) found that white athletes tended to see success as something unchangeable…