Title

A framework for the measurement of positive youth development in sport

Document Type

Presentation

Journal/Book Title/Conference

2011 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Conference

Publisher

North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

Location

Burlington, VT, Canada

Publication Date

6-1-2011

Abstract

The 4Cs of positive youth development (PYD; competence, confidence, connection, and character) have been advocated as desirable athlete outcomes of sport participation, and in effect, a useful proxy measure of coaching effectiveness. However, a shortcoming of this framework has been a lack of tangible ways to accurately measure these constructs in athletes. This article reviews the sport literature and presents a concise toolkit made up of existing questionnaires and measurement techniques that can collectively be used to assess coaches' ability to facilitate PYD in athletes in organized youth sport settings. This integrative approach to the measurement of PYD in athletes is not designed to replace similar questionnaires in sport, but is simply a measurement approach grounded in the PYD literature that can be applied across a range of sport contexts. Implications for the use of this framework and toolkit in both coaching research and practice are discussed.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS