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The challenge of the dual career: schooling profile of futsal youth women athletes (under-15 and 17) from São Paulo state

Grant number: 20/09366-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2021
Effective date (End): February 28, 2022
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal researcher:Renato Francisco Rodrigues Marques
Grantee:Ana Beatriz Cruz Crema
Home Institution: Escola de Educação Física e Esporte de Ribeirão Preto (EEFERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


The development of young athletes sports career is marked by intense training, long confinements and a high emotional and physical demand. Due to the age of those involved, such a process usually starts concomitantly with the school career, often creating a conflict between greater dedication to sport or prioritizing academic activities. Such a scenario, called as dual career, can influence the degree of interest and/or attention given to the school and, in the long run, the difficulty of reintegrating into the world of work, especially due to the cultural capital incorporated during sports training being valued in a way different in other fields. In this context, the aim of this research project is to analyze the schooling profile of athletes from youth categories (under-15 and under-17) of women futsal from São Paulo state in the year of 2021. This research, of a quantitative character, will consist in the application of a questionnaire to athletes, in order to analyze their profile related to schooling and sports trajectories, associated with the level of family education. The similarity between the data of the participants, their fathers and mothers, and the Brazilian population stratified by gender and age will be analyzed using the Chi-square and Spearman correlation tests. As a basis for analysis, Pierre Bourdieu's Reflective Sociology and his Theory of Fields will be adopted, with greater attention to the concept of family cultural inheritance. It is expected that the study participants have a similar educational level to the stratified Brazilian population, including having scholarships offered by clubs and/or schools, and that they do not represent a product of the influence of family cultural inheritance in relation to the academic career.

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