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Sibling Influence on Physical Activity and Sport Participation: Considerations for Coaches
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators
  • Chelsea N. Allbaugh
  • Nicole D. Bolter, Boise State University
  • Jane M. Shimon, Boise State University
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Article
Publication Date
7-1-2016
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Abstract
Siblings can often be seen playing the same sports and participating in the same physical activities. The Williams sisters in tennis and the football-playing Manning brothers are well-known examples of siblings in professional sports. More than 80% of children in the United States have at least one sibling (Horn & Horn, 2007) and the prevalence of twins has increased significantly in the past few decades. Given the overwhelming majority of children who have a sibling, and as sport continues to be a valued activity in many American households, more and more children are participating in physical activities and sports with their siblings.
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Chelsea N. Allbaugh, Nicole D. Bolter and Jane M. Shimon. "Sibling Influence on Physical Activity and Sport Participation: Considerations for Coaches" Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jane_shimon/27/