Moving Beyond the Gym: Exploring Life Skill Transfer Within a Female Physical Activity-Based Life Skills Program

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Title: Moving Beyond the Gym: Exploring Life Skill Transfer Within a Female Physical Activity-Based Life Skills Program
Authors: Bean, Corliss
Kendellen, Kelsey
Forneris, Tanya
Date: 2015
Abstract: Physical activity programs are viable contexts to foster life skills. Researchers contend that programs must be structured to deliberately teach life skills and how such skills can be transferred. The purpose of this study was to understand female youths’ perceptions of life skills transfer from participation in a physical activity-based life skills program. Interviews were conducted with eight youth. Results indicated that youth learned intrapersonal (i.e., emotional regulation, focus, goal setting) interpersonal (i.e., respect, responsibility, social skills), and physical activity skills and applied these skills in other life domains. Leaders’ practical strategies used to explicitly teach transferable skills are discussed.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/33439
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10413200.2015.1124155
DOI: 10.1080/10413200.2015.1124155
CollectionSciences de l’activité physique - Publications // Human Kinetics - Publications
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