Article
Understanding enjoyment in youth sport: a developmental perspective
Psychology of Sport and Exercise (2008)
  • Paul McCarthy , Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Marc Jones
  • David Clark-Carter
Abstract

Historically, the youth sport emotional response literature focused mainly on stress and enjoyment. Although research on these emotional responses has been significant, no systematic examination of these responses from a developmental perspective has been undertaken and therefore, developmental influence and implications for competitive youth sport are largely unknown. To begin to address this issue, the present study examined the developmental progression of sources of enjoyment among youth sport participants.

Keywords
  • youth sport,
  • sport psychology
Disciplines
Publication Date
March 1, 2008
Publisher Statement

Originally published in: Psychology of Sport and Exercise (2008), 9 (2), pp.142-156.

Citation Information
Paul McCarthy, Marc Jones and David Clark-Carter. "Understanding enjoyment in youth sport: a developmental perspective" Psychology of Sport and Exercise Vol. 9 Iss. 2 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marc_jones/3/