Negatives Of Participation In Sports

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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of Study
Sports are often said to provide rising leaders with the required skills to succeed in future careers. Studies have shown that participation in varsity high school athletics can lead to success in life with regards to higher earnings and a large percentage of promotions within companies (Scott E, et. al., 2001). About 35 million young people participate in sports each year, with almost 50% of them being young girls (Michigan State). Similarly, women are increasingly attending college and joining the work force. Not only that, but they are becoming high-ranking members of the corporate world (Corinne, V. 2012). .

Ballout. H. (2007), there have been numerous studies that analyse the benefits of participation in sports, although the concept of it being related to economic success is relatively new. Many researches focused specifically on gender, or aimed specifically to explore the benefits of sports participation (Corinne, V. 2012). However, the benefits that they mention are social or psychological in nature and do not examine further economic consequences.

According to Timothy, A. & John D. (2007), socially, it was reported that the reason many individuals did or did not participate in sports depends on whether their friends are sportive or not. The study discovered much more than that; participation in sports leads to higher levels of self-esteem. Achievement in sports is the main factor in establishing high levels
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