Positive youth development in swimming: clarification and consensus of key psychosocial assets

Johnston, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-2954-5234, Harwood, C. and Minniti, A.M., 2013. Positive youth development in swimming: clarification and consensus of key psychosocial assets. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25 (4), pp. 392-411. ISSN 1041-3200


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The purpose of this study was to gain a more cohesive understanding of the assets considered necessary to develop in young swimmers to ensure both individual and sport specific development. This two stage study involved (a) a content analysis of key papers to develop a list of both psychosocial skills for performance enhancement and assets associated with positive youth development, and (b) in-depth interviews involving ten expert swim coaches, practitioners and youth sport scholars. Five higher order categories containing seventeen individual assets emerged. These results are discussed in relation to both existing models of positive youth development and implications for coaches, practitioners and parents when considering the psychosocial development of young British swimmers.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
Creators: Johnston, J., Harwood, C. and Minniti, A.M.
Publisher: Tayor & Francis
Date: 2013
Volume: 25
Number: 4
ISSN: 1041-3200
Rights: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 2013 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10413200.2012.747571.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:11
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:21
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9014

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