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ERIC Number: EJ1109584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Predicting Social Responsibility and Belonging in Urban After-School Physical Activity Programs with Underserved Children
Martin, Jeffrey J.; Byrd, Brigid; Garn, Alex; McCaughtry, Nate; Kulik, Noel; Centeio, Erin
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v48 n3 p403-418 Sep 2016
The purpose of this cross sectional study was to predict feelings of belonging and social responsibility based on the motivational climate perceptions and contingent self-worth of children participating in urban after-school physical activity programs. Three-hundred and four elementary school students from a major Midwestern city participated. Based on multiple regression analyses we predicted 39% of the variance in feelings of belonging largely due to perceptions of leadership emotional support and task climate and 31% of the variance in feelings of social responsibility largely due to perceptions of a caring climate. Our findings support the importance of after school physical activity programs, which appear to provide nurturing environments that may contribute to feelings of belonging and social responsibility.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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