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Title: The contribution of organized youth sport to antisocial and prosocial behaviour in adolescent athletes
Authors: Rutten, Esther A
Stams, Geert Jan J M
Biesta, G J J
Schuengel, Carlo
Dirks, Evelien
Hoeksma, Jan B
Contact Email: gert.biesta@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: activities
Adolescents
age
analysis
Antisocial Behavior
Athletes
BEHAVIOR
Behaviour
context
educational
environment
exposure
Female
LEVEL
levels
Male
participation
Reasoning
Regression
REGRESSION analysis
relationship
relationships
SAMPLE
Soccer
sport
WHO
YOUTH
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Citation: Rutten EA, Stams GJMJ, Biesta GJJ, Schuengel C, Dirks E & Hoeksma JB (2007) The contribution of organized youth sport to antisocial and prosocial behaviour in adolescent athletes, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36 (3), pp. 255-264.
Abstract: In this study, we investigated the contribution of organized youth sport to antisocial and prosocial behavior in adolescent athletes. The sample consisted of N=260 male and female soccer players and competitive swimmers, 12 to 18 years of age. Multilevel regression analysis revealed that 8% of the variance in antisocial behavior and 7% of the variance in prosocial behavior could be attributed to characteristics of the sporting environment. Results suggested that coaches who maintain good relationships with their athletes reduce antisocial behavior, and that exposure to relatively high levels of sociomoral reasoning within the immediate context of sporting activities promotes prosocial behavior. These results point to specific aspects of adolescents' participation in sport that can be used to realize the educational potential of organized youth sport.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/7518
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10964-006-9085-y
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Affiliation: University of Amsterdam
University of Amsterdam
Education Management and Support
VU University Amsterdam
Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
VU University Amsterdam

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