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The Utility of the State Space Grid Method for Studying Peer Interactions in Youth Sport
Although previous studies indicate that peer interactions represent an important component of the youth sport experience, studies examining peer interactions in the sport context are limited. Furthermore, the methodological ...
Development of a Cohesion Inventory for Children's Sport Teams
The purpose of the present study was to develop an inventory designed to measure cohesion in children's (ages 9–12) sport teams. In order to carry out this task, a three-phase research program was undertaken. Phase 1 ...
An In-Depth Investigation of a Model Sport Program for Athletes with a Physical Disability
While previous research highlights the important benefits that sport participation can have for youth development, limited research has examined the sport experiences of athletes with disabilities (Martin, 2006). The purpose ...
Validation of the Child Sport Cohesion Questionnaire
The purpose of the present study was to test the validity evidence of the Child Sport Cohesion Questionnaire (CSCQ). To accomplish this task, convergent, discriminant, and known-group difference validity were examined, ...
Team Attributions in Sport: A Meta-Analysis
The purpose of the study was to determine (via meta-analysis) whether team-oriented attributions in sport are team-serving. Analyses were carried out with 21 studies containing 99 effect sizes. The results indicated (a) ...
The Use of Group Dynamics Strategies to Enhance Cohesion in a Lifestyle Intervention Program for Obese Children
Background Most research pertaining to childhood obesity has assessed the effectiveness of preventative interventions, while relatively little has been done to advance knowledge in the treatment of obesity. Thus, a ...
A Personal Assets Approach to Youth Sport
Training and Psychosocial Patterns During the Early Development of Portuguese National Team Athletes
This study explored the early development of expert athletes compared to a group of athletes that did not achieve an expert level of performance despite being involved in youth events with their national squads. In particular, ...
Positive Youth Development: A Measurement Framework for Sport
The 4Cs of positive youth development (PYD; competence, confidence, connection, and character) have been advocated as desirable athlete outcomes of sport participation, and in effect, a useful proxy measure of coaching ...
The Development of Coaching Knowledge
Coaches are known to fulfill many different roles including leader, psychologist, friend, teacher, personnel manager, administrator, fundraiser and role model. The papers presented in this special issue emphasize these ...