Milken Institute School of Public Health Poster Presentations (Marvin Center & Video)

Title

Parent & Student Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Sports Injuries & the Feasibility of Expanding Athletics Activities Diversity in a Community Non-Profit Organization

Document Type

Poster

Abstract Category

Prevention and Community Health

Keywords

public health; youth athletics; youth development; concussions; community-based organizations

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2019

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to conduct an assessment of parent and student knowledge and perceptions of youth sports injuries within a community-based non-profit organization's youth football program. This study employs several survey measures and a focus group to measure these variables. Furthermore, a sports interest form (completed by students, athletes, and parents) informs the non-profit organization's strategic planning around the diversity of sports offered through their athletic program.

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Presented at Research Days 2019.

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Parent & Student Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of Sports Injuries & the Feasibility of Expanding Athletics Activities Diversity in a Community Non-Profit Organization

The purpose of this study is to conduct an assessment of parent and student knowledge and perceptions of youth sports injuries within a community-based non-profit organization's youth football program. This study employs several survey measures and a focus group to measure these variables. Furthermore, a sports interest form (completed by students, athletes, and parents) informs the non-profit organization's strategic planning around the diversity of sports offered through their athletic program.