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Trajectories of sport participation among children and adolescents across different socio-economic categories: Multilevel findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth

TitleTrajectories of sport participation among children and adolescents across different socio-economic categories: Multilevel findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPerks, T. A.
JournalSociology of Sport Journal
VolumeePub ahead of print
Pages1 - 19
Keywordsmultilevel modeling, organized sport participation, temporal change, unorganized sport participation
Abstract

Building upon prior theoretical and empirical work, this study explores the sport participation trajectories of children across different socio-economic status (SES) categories to assess the possibility of changes in the SES-sport participation relationship as children age. Using representative panel data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, a multilevel analysis of 4,858 children aged 6 to 9 suggests that as children age the SES effect on sport participation persists over time. However, the SES effect on sport participation appears to have relatively small predictive import compared to other factors.

URLhttps://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/10.1123/ssj.2018-0096
DOI10.1123/ssj.2018-0096
Document URLhttps://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/pdf/10.1123/ssj.2018-0096