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Tedesqui, Rafael A. B.; Young, Bradley W. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the association between self-control (SC) variables and (a) sport-specific practice amounts, (b) engagement in various practice contexts, (c) threats to commitment to one's sport, and (d) skill development using the Brief Self-Control Scale (BSCS) in a diverse sport sample. Method: Two hundred…
Descriptors: Athletics, Expertise, Self Control, Drills (Practice)
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Gay, Jennifer L.; Monsma, Eva V.; Torres-McGehee, Toni M. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2011
In the present study, we examined developmental and contextual factors that may increase the odds of reporting higher social physique anxiety (SPA) among 404 adolescent athletes 11 to 16 years old. Findings showed older, later maturing athletes past peak height velocity and with greater body mass index (BMI) reported higher SPA. Individual…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Athletes, Puberty, Anxiety
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Nelson, Toben F.; LaBrie, Richard A.; LaPlante, Debi A.; Stanton, Michael; Shaffer, Howard J.; Wechsler, Henry – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2007
Gambling on college and professional sports and the influence of attending colleges with differing levels of "sports interest" were examined among athletes, sports fans, and other students (N = 10,559) at 119 colleges in the United States using multilevel statistical analysis. Athletes and fans reported more sports gambling compared to…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, College Athletics, Athletes, Statistical Analysis