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Environment May Play A Role In Whether Youth Benefit From Sports Participation, According To Two Studies

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August 27, 2001
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The benefits of sports involvement may be different for youths growing up in urban vs. rural areas, according to the results of two studies being presented at the American Psychological Association's (APA) 109th Annual Convention. One study involving urban youth shows sports involvement may have positive influences on self-esteem and social competence and may deter early marijuana use. Another study involving rural African American girls finds that sports involvement may increase the likelihood of delinquent behaviors and substance use.

SAN FRANCISCO — The benefits of sports involvement may be different for youths growing up in urban vs. rural areas, according to the results of two studies being presented at the American Psychological Association's (APA) 109th Annual Convention. One study involving urban youth shows sports involvement may have positive influences on self-esteem and social competence and may deter early marijuana use. Another study involving rural African American girls finds that sports involvement may increase the likelihood of delinquent behaviors and substance use.


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