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ERIC Number: EJ913563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-2080-2234
Participation in Sports and Sociometric Status of Adolescents
Gadzic, Aleksandar; Vuckovic, Igor
Biomedical Human Kinetics, v1 p83-85 2009
Study aim: To examine the relationships between sport participation and sociometric status of adolescent youths. Material and methods: A group of 359 secondary school students from central Serbia (143 male and 216 female) aged 16-19 years participated in the study. The subjects were given questionnaires pertaining to their participation in sports and sociometric relations, especially "work with" and "interact with". Results: In total, about 23% of subjects were actively engaged in sports at various levels: local (11%), regional (8%), national (3%) and international (2 subjects), the others were classified as sedentary. The sport-active subjects scored significantly (p less than 0.001) higher sociometric acceptance and sociometric status and lower sociometric rejection (p less than 0.05) than the sedentary ones. However, no significant correlations were found between sport-engagement variables and the sociometric ones. Conclusions: The presented results can be regarded as preliminary only and call for conducting the study on a larger cohort and to include more psychosocial variables. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Serbia