Background and activities
Ingar Mehus, associate professor of sport science, holds a B.A and M.A. in sport science, and PhD. in psychology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has been working at the department of sociology and political science at NTNU since 2004, and was the leader of the Sport Science-staff in the period 2012-2014.
From January to July 2015, Ingar was a visiting scholar at University of North Carolina - Greensboro (UNCG). Staying at the department of Kinesiology and the Science of healthful living project.
Ingar´s teaching interests include organized sport, social psychology and quantitative methods. He has developed new courses in children- and youth sport, physical education, coaching, and quantitative methods. His primary research interests are in the field of motivational theory, obesity and measuring physical activity.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2019) Supportive indoor environments for functional play in ECEC institutions: a strategy for promoting well-being and physical activity?. Early Child Development and Care.
- (2019) Mastery goals are associated with training effort in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Journal of Physical Education and Sport. vol. 19.
- (2018) Do weather changes influence physical activity level among older adults? – The Generation 100 study. PLOS ONE. vol. 13 (7).
- (2018) The Importance of Adolescents’ Participation in Organized Sport According to VO2peak: A Longitudinal Study. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. vol. 89 (2).
- (2018) Achievement goal profiles, and perceptions of motivational climate and physical ability in male Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners. Archives of Budo. vol. 14.
- (2016) High-intensity interval training and isocaloric moderate-intensity continuous training results in similar improvements in body composition and fitness in obese individuals. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism. vol. 26 (3).
- (2016) “You’re Not Born with Talent” Talented Girls’ and Boys’ Perceptions of Their Talents as Football Players. Sports. vol. 4 (1).
- (2015) Ulikhet i rekruttering og frafall i den organiserte idretten i Trondheim. Tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning. vol. 15 (1).
- (2014) The challenge of attracting football fans to stadia?. International Journal of Sport Finance. vol. 9 (1).
- (2012) Change in Body Fat during a Family-Based Treatment of Obesity in Children: The Relative Importance of Energy Intake and Physical Activity. Obesity Facts. vol. 5 (4).
- (2011) Football team identification in Norway: Spectators of local and international football matches. Social Identities. vol. 17 (6).
- (2010) The diffused audience of football. Continuum. Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. vol. 24 (6).
- (2010) Consuming Football - The Norwegian experience, the English impact, and the possibilities of interdiciplinary research. Scandinavian Sport Studies Forum. vol. 1.
- (2005) Distinction through sport consumption: Spectators of soccer, basketball, and ski-jumping. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. vol. 40 (3).
- (2005) Sociability and excitement motives of spectators attending entertainment sport events: Spectators of soccer and ski-jumping. Journal of Sport Behavior. vol. 28 (4).
Part of book/report
- (2019) Barne- og ungdomsidrett. Idrettsvitenskap : perspektiver og praksis.
- (2016) Fysisk aktivitet og skoleprestasjoner. Ungdom og idrett.
- (2015) Motivasjon....til hva?. Trenerroller.
- (2012) Fotballens sammensatte publikum. Kampen om tribunen : fotball, identitet & makt.
- (2006) Kroppsøving og idrett for alle - hvordan nå målet?. Idrettspedagogikk.