Community Size in Youth Sport Settings: Examining Developmental Assets and Sport Withdrawal

dc.contributor.authorFraser-Thomas, Jessicaen
dc.contributor.authorCôté, Jeanen
dc.contributor.authorMacdonald, Dany J.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-06T13:59:08Z
dc.date.available2016-05-06T13:59:08Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-06
dc.description.abstractDespite the popularity of youth sport programs, little research has examined the psychosocial benefits assumed to stem from involvement. Some studies suggest birthplace influences the development of elite athletes, but little work has examined other influences of community contexts. The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between young athletes’ community size, developmental assets, and sport involvement. Current and recently withdrawn competitive swimmers (N = 181) completed the Developmental Assets Profile (Search Institute, 2004). Athletes from smaller cities had significantly higher developmental asset scores for support, commitment to learning, and boundaries/expectations. Further, community size was a significant predictor of withdrawal. Findings suggest community context should be given additional attention in youth sport literature.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/14376
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectPhysical Activityen
dc.subjectAdolescentsen
dc.subjectHealth Promotionen
dc.titleCommunity Size in Youth Sport Settings: Examining Developmental Assets and Sport Withdrawalen
dc.typejournal articleen
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