Norwegian version
Marlene Folkestad Persson

Marlene Folkestad Persson

Fields of study

Academic disciplines


Subject areas

Gender   Youth   Ahtletics, Sports   Qualitative methodologies

Research groups

Research projects

  • Leisure activities for Children and Youth in a Gender Equality Perspective

    In this project, NOVA will review research from the last ten years that address children and youth’s leisure time in combination with perspectives on gender, gender equality and gender stereotypes.

  • Participation in Sports among Norwegian Youth

    The aim of the research project is to gain new knowledge about the social position and status of sport participation among young people in Norway.

  • Sports Research at the Ungdata Centre

    The project aims to update and widen our knowledge about participation in sports and physical activity and experiences with sports among children and young people in Norway.

  • Ungdata

    Ungdata is a cross-national data collection scheme, designed to conduct youth surveys at the municipal level in Norway. NOVA administers the national database which is used as a basis for many research projects.

Scientific publications

Persson, Marlene (2022). Playing without goals: gendered practices in recreational youth football. 17 p. Journal of Youth Studies.

Persson, Marlene; Stefansen, Kari; Strandbu, Åse (2020). Fotball som kjønnet mulighetsrom. Hvilken betydning har metafortellingen om kvinnefotball for unge jenters idrettsprosjekt?. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning. Vol. 44.

Persson, Marlene; Espedalen, Lars Erik; Stefansen, Kari; Strandbu, Åse (2019). Opting out of youth sports: how can we understand the social processes involved?. 13 p. Sport, Education and Society.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete