Sport participation and positive development in older persons

  title={Sport participation and positive development in older persons},
  author={Joseph Baker and Jessica L. Fraser-Thomas and Rylee A. Dionigi and Sean Horton},
  journal={European Review of Aging and Physical Activity},
In many Western countries, more and more people are living longer. As part of this demographic shift, increasing numbers are participating in Masters sport. In the past, sport was considered important for the development of young people; however, the potential for sport participation to affect positive development across the lifespan is now recognized. The purpose of this paper is to introduce conceptual frameworks from developmental psychology that are being used to understand youths’ positive… CONTINUE READING
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