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ERIC Number: EJ849623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Youth Sports Participation and Attitudes toward Societal Competition, Concern for Material Items, and the Consequences of Manipulative Advertising
Denham, Bryan E.
Youth & Society, v41 n1 p124-147 2009
Grounded in social cognitive theory, this study examines how a combination of personal, behavioral and environmental factors among youth populations correspond with attitudes toward competition, concern for material items, and the effects of advertising practices in the United States. Of particular interest was whether school-sponsored sports participation appeared to influence respondent attitudes. Drawing on data gathered from high school seniors in the 2005 Monitoring the Future study (N = 2,579), ordinary least squares (OLS) and ordinal logistic regression analyses revealed greater support for societal competition, material items, and persuasive advertising appeals among men, those who socialized the most with friends, and those who participated the most in school-sponsored sports. In addition to sex and socializing with friends, controls included race, exposure to print media, and participation in recreational sports. (Contains 5 notes and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States