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ERIC Number: ED285865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-17
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Children's Socialization into Sport: A Replication.
Standefer, Christine L.; And Others
This investigation sought to replicate a previous study (Greendorfer and Lewko, 1978) on children's socialization into sport. It was hypothesized that family members, specifically fathers, were the most significant predictors of male and female sport participation, followed by the peer group and teachers, respectively. A Sport Interest Inventory was administered to 288 fourth- through sixth-graders to determine the influence of significant others (father, mother, brothers, sisters, peers, teachers, and coaches) on their level of sport participation. Findings from stepwise multiple regression analysis revealed that peers and fathers, respectively, were significant predictors for both males and females. This study report discusses the implications of these findings, which are in contrast with previous literature suggesting that the family is the primary agency of sport participation. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Las Vegas, NV, April 13-17, 1987).