TitleThe Impact of a Recess-Based Leadership Program on Urban Elementary School Students
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMassey, WV, Stellino, MBabkes, Wilkison, M, Whitley, M
JournalJournal of Applied Sport Psychology
Pagination45 - 63
Date PublishedFeb-01-2018

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 TitleJournal of Applied Sport Psychology