The Women’s Sports Foundation commissioned the Teen Sport in America: Why Participation Matters report to better understand the impact of sports participation on teen health, well-being and academic achievement.Read More
Sport, Physical Activity, and the Health and Well-Being of American Girls and Women
Her Life Depends On It III is the Women’s Sports Foundation’s comprehensive report that reviews existing and emerging research on the links between participation in sport and physical activity and the health and wellbeing of American girls and women. To assist readers who have specific interests, the WSF has created a series of Research Briefs from Her Life Depends On It III. This one focuses on girls and women of color.Read More
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
The most accurate description of college sports’ participation patterns to date.Read More
An analysis of participation increases in college sports by race and gender demonstrating the underrepresentation of racial minorities in many college sports and severe underrepresentation of females of color.
An analysis of participation increases in college sports by race and gender demonstrating the underrepresentation of racial minorities in many college sports.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