2Socialisation is the ongoing process by which individuals learn and are taught to conform to existing norms and values.” (Amezdroz et al, 2010, p.478).
3This means thatsocialization is how individuals learn to conform to social norms, and how we behave appropriately in accordance with our culture (Amezdroz et al, 2010, p. 478).Socialisation is part of every society, but the process is different in each society because each has its own values, attitudes and beliefs.” (Amezdroz et al, 2010, p.483).
4Values, attitudes and beliefs associated with exercise, sport and physical activity also need to be socially acquired (Amezdroz et al, 2010, p.478).)Society expects males to behave in ways that are quite different from the ways in which females are expected to behave (Amezdroz et al, 2010, p.487).An example isIn Australia today boys tend to be taught in a quite explicit way that sporting skill is an integral part of masculinity and therefore play regularly from a young age. (Amezdroz et al, 2004).. Girls too are introduced to sport but the expectation is that they will have little chance of success (Amezdroz et al, 2004).