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Adolescence. 1999 Spring;34(133):215-20.

The relationship between athletic participation and high school students' leadership ability.

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Counselor Education Program, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago 60625, USA.


This study examined the relationship between adolescents' participation in athletics and their leadership skills. In a sample of 60 suburban high school students, athletes demonstrated significantly greater leadership ability than did nonathletes (according to their mean scores on the Leadership Ability Evaluation). Female athletes showed greater leadership ability than did male athletes, although the difference between their scores was not statistically significant. The implications of these findings for school athletic programs are discussed.

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