|Title||The Impact of a Recess-Based Leadership Program on Urban Elementary School Students|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Massey, WV, Stellino, MBabkes, Wilkison, M, Whitley, M|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Sport Psychology|
|Pagination||45 - 63|
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a peer-leadership training program on youth from a low-income urban school district. The methodological approach was grounded in community-based participatory research, in which a multicomponent school-based recess and physical activity program was examined. Data included 15 focus groups conducted with 77 fourth- and fifth-grade participants and semistructured interviews with 13 adult leaders. Results of a thematic content analysis suggest that decisions to join the program, role expectations, and training received impacted leadership development, personal development, and transfer of skills to other domains.
|Short Title||Journal of Applied Sport Psychology|