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Patricia Gaion, Michel Milistetd, Fernando Santos, Andressa Contreira, Luciane Arantes and Nayara Caruzzo

Sport has been considered an important platform for positive youth development (PYD) due to the personal and social skills that may be developed in this context and number of participants involved on a global scale ( Gano-Overway et al., 2009 ). PYD can be defined as an asset-focused approach that

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Kim Gammage, Rachel Arnold, Nicole Bolter, Lori Dithurbide, Karl Erickson, Blair Evans, Larkin Lamarche, Sean Locke, Eric Martin and Kathleen Wilson

measures of social identity for sport and four dimensions of PYD (personal and social skills, initiative, goal setting, and negative experiences). Athlete perceptions were high for all three factors of social identity and for the three positive aspects of PYD, and low on the negative experiences’ measure

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Eva Guijarro, Ann MacPhail, Sixto González-Víllora and Natalia María Arias-Palencia

selected physical activities (e.g., social skills and problem-solving). It is the element of “moving to learn” that this paper sets out to explore and contribute to understanding further. This paper focuses on the relationship between different roles that students undertake in a physical education class

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Alice M. Buchanan, Benjamin Miedema and Georgia C. Frey

with some success as social skill or behavior interventions in people with ASD, but again this research is limited ( Lang et al., 2010 ). Perceptions regarding PA and adults with ASD are often inferred from studies on youth, and these findings are generally consistent that these individuals are less

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Robin S. Vealey, Nick Galli and Robert J. Harmison

what mental performance entails. That is, mental performance is the use of a set of mental, emotional, and social skills to optimize one’s performance, participation, and/or development in sport or other performance domains. Although the CMPC certification requirements include coursework and mentored

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INTERNATIONAL SPORT COACHING JOURNAL

DIGEST VOLUME 6, ISSUE #1

age  = 13.81, range = 11–18 years) completed a survey assessing the coaching climate, participants’ perceived life skills development (teamwork, goal setting, time management, emotional skills, interpersonal communication, social skills, leadership, and problem solving and decision making) and

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Margaret E. Whitehead, Elizabeth J. Durden-Myers and Niek Pot

, physical education has been identified as a subject area that can develop social skills, promote moral education, and foster characteristics such as loyalty and perseverance. This role as a “second-order” subject serving other areas of the curriculum sends out a clear message regarding the low respect in

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Paul E. Yeatts, Ronald Davis, Jun Oh and Gwang-Yon Hwang

-being and social skills than nonwheelchair basketball players. Although the authors did not address the veteran population, other authors ( Barfield & Malone, 2013 ; Demers, 2011 ) have reported on the difficulty that veterans may have addressing social engagement and emotional adjustment. Demers ( 2011

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Daniel Gould

initiative; cognitive/intellectual benefits such as enhanced working memory, improved attention, and better grades; and social benefits like opportunities to form relationships with adults, enhance peer relationships, and learn social skills ( American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and

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Lea-Cathrin Dohme, David Piggott, Susan Backhouse and Gareth Morgan

control, social skills, goal setting, realistic performance evaluation, competitiveness, and game awareness. Across two research teams, we can thus see a level of variance concerning the PSCs recommended to be developed in youth athletes. This variance is not surprising and can occur when researchers