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Subject/Keyword
parents
sport psychology
positive youth development
youth sport
life skills
children
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Neely, Katherine C
Supervisor and department
Holt, Nicholas (Physical Education and Recreation)
Examining committee member and department
McHugh, Tara-Leigh (Physical Education and Recreation)
Harach, Lori (Human Ecology)
Department
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-07-15T16:22:11Z
Graduation date
2011-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine parents’ perceptions of their children’s positive youth development (PYD) through participation in organized youth sport programs. Twenty-two parents (12 mothers, 10 fathers, M age = 38.9 years) of children 5 to 8 years who were involved in an organized sport program participated in individual semi-structured interviews. Data were subjected to qualitative analysis techniques based on the interpretive description methodology. Data analysis suggested that children developed positive self-perceptions through exploration in sport. Parents reported a range of social, physical, and personal benefits children gained through sport and there appeared to be a reciprocal relationship between these perceived benefits and the development of positive self-perceptions. Results revealed that parents and coaches contribute to children’s PYD by creating an environment that focuses on enjoyment and skill development and de-emphasizes competition. Applied implications for the delivery of youth sport programs to promote PYD are discussed.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3C42D
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License granted by Kacey Neely (neely@ualberta.ca) on 2011-07-12T19:28:00Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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