psy 395-hw 7 - Homework 7 10/29/07 My topic is the effects...

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Homework 7 10/29/07 My topic is the effects of sports participation on self esteem. I picked this topic because I have been involved in sports since I was a little girl and now I play softball at the collegiate level. I was raised in a very sports oriented family. I have always believed that youth delinquency originates from boredom and uninvolved parents. I feel that if those adolescents who are involved in these problems were involved in sports then they would not have the free time to get into the trouble that they do. In turn I also believe that adolescents who get in trouble have lower self esteem than those adolescents who do not because they are involved in sports. I believe these adolescents who are involved in sports have higher self esteem over those who do not for many reasons. My independent variable is sports participation and my dependent variable is self esteem. The research article I did explained the effects of sports participation on self esteem with the addition of a second independent variable which is peer acceptance. The
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course PSY 395 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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psy 395-hw 7 - Homework 7 10/29/07 My topic is the effects...

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