Are lower levels of physical activity among African-American teens related to hair care? SHARP Scholar Susan J. Woolford published findings from her SHARP study of the extent to which hair maintenance is a barrier to physical activity among African American girls.Read More
An exhaustive study of children’s participation in sports and exercise, this is the first to document the benefit of sports to the wellness of families.
This study measures the nationwide participation rates of girls and boys in exercise and organized team sports. The central focus is on how the intersections among families, schools and communities are related to children’s involvement and interest in athletics and physical activity. Some of the personal and social benefits associated with children’s athletic participation are…Read More
A study showing the effects of high school varsity sports participation on academic achievement, career upward mobility, leadership aspirations, and social involvement of women, African Americans, and Hispanic Americans.Read More