Does Participation in Interscholastic Athletics Affect Adult Development?: A Longitudinal Analysis of an 18-24 Age Cohort

@inproceedings{Spreitzer1994DoesPI,
  title={Does Participation in Interscholastic Athletics Affect Adult Development?: A Longitudinal Analysis of an 18-24 Age Cohort},
  author={Elmer A. Spreitzer},
  year={1994}
}
This study analyzes the relationship between athletic participation as a high school student and subsequent psychosocial development, using data from a national probability sample of American youths in their sophomore and senior years. The analysis compared sports participation to social class background, cognitive aptitude, academic grade average, level of self-esteem, and racial background. The findings were consistent for both sexes, except that females were substantially more likely than… CONTINUE READING

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