Positive Effects of Sports on At Risk Youth Essay

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Positive Effects of Sports on At Risk Youth

Sports provide many opportunities for our youth today. In fact the British used sports in educational institutions to develop socialization, social control, and character on their youth (Sage 1986). Sports also provides an obvious form of entertainment in many societies as well. Many role models, heroes, and idols can originate from sports.
It also provides a mean of recreation for youth to participate in and spend some free time on something constructive. This study agrees that sport does apply a lot of benefits for our youth, but what does it do for youths that are in a higher risk environment? Children brought up with factors that increase their chances of involvement
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Secondly, the writer also had to learn how to obtain analytical research information that is provided by The University of Winnipeg. For example, there are many journals that have subject matter on the effects that sport have on youth in general, but not many journals that have articles about the effects that sport have on at-risk youth. The difficulty of this task was to use the proper search techniques that could determine the difference between the two topics. The search for the different articles were found by using the University of Winnipeg Library databases which could be accessed via the Internet. The University offers a large selection of journals and books that can be found through the databases. After selecting the Sport Discus index from the database, a search was started to find articles pertaining to relevant subject matter. This search had to be done by using a "keyword search" in the WebSPIRS search engine that The University of
Winnipeg provides for its students. The search provided results of which journals had a relationship with the keyword. Some keywords that were used to find articles of the subject matter were: delinquency, youth, crime, at-risk youth, developmental theory, and youth violence. These keywords offered an abundant amount of literature that was relevant to this study. Some of the journals and books could be found on the shelves of
The University of Winnipeg library, while other journals were
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