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dc.contributor.author Imtiaz, Faizan
dc.contributor.author Hancock, David J.
dc.contributor.author Côté, Jean
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-06T16:36:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-06T16:36:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016-06-17
dc.identifier.citation Faizan Imtiaz, David J. Hancock & Jean Côté (2016) Examining Young Recreational Male Soccer Players' Experience in Adult- and Peer-Led Structures, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 87:3, 295-304, DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2016.1189073 en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2022/22179
dc.description This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport on 17/06/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02701367.2016.1189073. en
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Youth sport has the potential to be one of the healthiest and most beneficial structures that children can partake in. Participation in a combination of adult-led and peer-led sport structures appears to lead to favorable outcomes such as enhanced physical fitness as well as social and emotional development (Fraser-Thomas, Côté, & Deakin, 2005). The purpose of the present study was to examine the subjective and objective experiences of 27 recreational male soccer players between the ages of 10 and 12 (M = 10.11, SD = 0.32) across adult-led and peer-led sport structures. Method: Direct video observation and experience rating scales were utilized in an effort to shed light on the impact of adult-led and peer-led sport structures on the same athletes. Results: In the adult-led structures, youth experienced high levels of effort and concentration, and spent more time being physically or mentally engaged. Meanwhile, youth experienced high rates of prosocial behaviors, sport-related communication, as well as general communication during the peer-led structures. Conclusions: The results of the present study indicate that rather than one approach being superior to the other, both adult- and peer-led sport structures have the potential to yield unique benefits towards children’s positive experiences in sport. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Group en
dc.subject Child interactions en
dc.subject group dynamics en
dc.subject positive development en
dc.subject prosocial behavior en
dc.title Examining Young Recreational Male Soccer Players' Experience in Adult- and Peer-Led Structures en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/02701367.2016.1189073


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