Differences in behavior, psychological factors, and environmental factors associated with participation in school sports and other activities in adolescence.

@article{Harrison2003DifferencesIB,
  title={Differences in behavior, psychological factors, and environmental factors associated with participation in school sports and other activities in adolescence.},
  author={Patricia Ann Harrison and Gopalakrishnan Narayan},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  year={2003},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={
          113-20
        }
}
This study examined whether participation in school team sports, exclusively or in combination with other extracurricular activities, is associated with higher levels of psychosocial functioning and healthy behavior than participation in other extracurricular activities alone or nonparticipation. The study sample includes 50,168 ninth grade public school students who completed an anonymous, voluntary statewide survey in 2001. Students were classified into four groups based on their… CONTINUE READING
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