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ERIC Number: ED552806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 131
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2679-9998-6
The Development of a Sport-Based Life Skills Scale for Youth to Young Adults, 11-23 Years of Age
Cauthen, Hillary Ayn
ProQuest LLC, Psy.D. Dissertation, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The purpose of this study was to develop a sport-based life skills scale that assesses 20 life skills: goal setting, time management, communication, coping, problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, teamwork, self-discipline, decision making, planning, organizing, resiliency, motivation, emotional control, patience, assertiveness, empathy, responsibility, and reliability in youth to young adults ages 11-23 years old. The sample consisted of 18-23 year old, male and female, Division 1 student athletes across the U.S. The athletes reported on the frequency with which their sport participation had taught a variety of life skills (i.e. 20 proposed life skills). In total data were collected from 640 participants (178 males, 453 females, "M" age = 19.7, age range 18-23, grade range freshman-5th year senior). A majority (96%) of the participants reported learning life skills through sport. Using exploratory factor analytic methods, the resulting sport-based life skills scale represented the 6 hypothesized life skill: constructs: goal setting, time management, communication, coping, problem solving, and leadership. Additional analyses examined knowledge of life skills, life skills learned through sport, and where participants learn life skills. Implications and practical applications of these results as well as future research direction will be discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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