The Impact of Evidence-Based Parent Education in Organized Youth Sport: A Pilot Study
Journal of Applied Sport Psychology
Although existing literature in organized youth sport illuminates developmentally appropriate parent involvement behaviors, practitioners have yet to effectively disseminate evidence-based tools and strategies to parents. The purpose of the present pilot study was to design, implement, and assess an evidence-based education program for parents in organized youth sport. Thirtynine fathers and 42 mothers from 7 youth soccer teams were assigned to full, partial, or nonimplementation conditions. Parents and their sport-participating children (41 boys, 40 girls) were administered surveys at pre- and postseason. Data reveal a positive impact of the implementation on aspects of parent involvement, the parent–child relationship, and salient child outcomes.
Dorsch, T. E., *King, M. Q., *Dunn, C. R., *Osai, K. V., & Tulane, S.(2016). The impact of evidence-based parent education in organized youth sport: A pilot study. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29, 199-214. doi: 10.1080/10413200.2016.1194909