personalities in sports : LUSENET : APA Division 47 Exercise and Sport Psychology : One Thread

I am doing a research for my english class and i have to answer this question: how does playing sports from the time you are a kid to when you grow up effect/change your personality? My retarded paper has to be 5-7 pages long, so i need a lot of help. Thank you, amanda visconti

-- amanda visconti (, November 24, 1999


This is not a retarded paper. Maybe if you do not participate in sports it may be a little harder to write. If you do on the other hand, you should have a lot of personal knowledge on the subject. I have been playing sports since I was 5 years old and I owe a lot of my strong characteristics to this. Sports increase self esteem, confidence, health, social skills, team work skills... For the future in your occupation sports players are more dependable, promt, likely to strive for success, better at following directions, likely not to quit, likely to move up in thier institution, better at time management and organazational skills.... There are many studies on this and it is amazing information. I found a statistic a year ago that said 9 out of 10 female CEO's played College sports. Another area of focus could be how kids spend their time. Kids in sports manage their time better due to the fact that they have to juggle practice and school. Rather that spending more time watching TV, they are staying active and bettering their health. If you haven't noticed I am all for the participation in some form of sport as a kid and all through your life. Good luck on your paper, and have a lot of fun with it.

-- Tara Nahrup (, November 28, 1999.

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