Body-related emotional experiences in sport among adolescent girls: Participation outcomes over time

Body-related emotional experiences in sport among adolescent girls: Participation outcomes over time

Concerns related to appearance, body shape, size, and weight disproportionally affect girls during adolescence and may impact their sport experiences. The purpose of this mixed-methods program of research was to assess body-related emotions (guilt, shame, envy, embarrassment, pride) among adolescent girls involved in sport, identify how the emotions change over time, and to test sport…

Exploring Developmental Factors for Overcoming Relative Age Effects in Ice Hockey

Exploring Developmental Factors for Overcoming Relative Age Effects in Ice Hockey

This research program investigated the accumulated advantage of Relative Age Effects (RAEs) amongst Canadian male adolescent ice hockey players at different competitive levels (i.e., house league and travel) in hopes of: a) assessing the leadership behaviours and other developmental outcomes (e.g., personal & social skills, goal setting) among Canadian hockey players within the context of…

Rural children and their communities leading the way toward the enhancement of sports and recreation

Rural children and their communities leading the way toward the enhancement of sports and recreation

The purpose of the study was to engage rural preadolescent children in the development of research questions that are relevant and meaningful to exploring their participation and commitment to sport and other recreational activities. The three objectives were 1) To understand the children’s experience in participation of sport, 2) To discover from the children’s perspective,…