NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1077211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Calling the Screens: Self-Reported Developmental Outcomes in Competitive Basketball
Harrist, Christopher J.; Witt, Peter A.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v30 n6 p751-778 Nov 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine female players' motives for participation in competitive sports, how they felt involvement has aided in their development, and explore negative experiences that had served as detractors to enjoyment. Focus groups were conducted with 31 players who currently participate on a competitive youth basketball team. Player responses revealed that participation in youth sport is motivated by two main themes: enjoyment and serving a purpose. Players also felt that participation in sport aided their development in six areas: social competency, self-confidence, self-discipline and respect, conflict resolution and anger management, decision making, and work ethic. Finally, players identified three key constructs that served as detractors to their enjoyment: parental involvement, intra-team cliques, and previous coach experiences.
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A