Flashcards in Chapter 5 Deck (15):
How does the leisure of high school males and females differ?
Males have more time in the computer, sports/ exercise, and watching tv.
Females spend more time socializing. Have less leisure than males
What more the sources for sports for adolescents?
Schools. Clubs. Church groups. YMCA's. Youth leagues with national affiliations. Adult service clubs (Community recreation programs. Special olympics)
What percentage of high school students play a sport?
Is girl participation in high school rising?
Yes. Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport for girls
Who tends to perform better in school, athletes or non-athletes?
Athletes. They miss fewer days of schools, have lower dropout rate. Female athletes are more likely to eventually graduate from college
What're some other benefits of high school sport participation?
Improved skills development, fitness, and self-esteem
What're some of the negative aspects of high school sports?
Potential exploitation of young athletes. High injury risks. Emphasis on winning at all costs. Long and grueling practices. Sports over studies. Sports over social life. Sports over other opportunities.
What is more important to participants in junior high school sports, winning or sportsmanship?
What is more important to participants in high school sports, winning or sportsmanship?
What're some common stressors of high school athletes?
Meeting self-expectations. Meeting expectations of coaches/parents. Important competition worries, starting and playing time. Frustration with teammates. Coach criticism and feedback. Injury and its consequences
Can adolescents benefit from unstructured sports programs and intramurals?
Yes. Many prefer it
What was the most popular leisure activity of 15-19 year old?
5 Themes of Adolescent Development
1. Young people, their parents, and other adults want youth programs
2. Young people value and want opportunities to build their personal and social skills
3. Young people and adult alumni value their participation in youth programs
4. Participation is especially appreciated by minority youth and single-parent families
5. These programs can promote positive behavior and reduce high-risk behavior
Who should be involved in the planning process for youth programs?