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The purpose of this capstone research project was to examine the impact of having a child in competitive sports has on the performance patterns of a family. As youth sports culture intensifies in America, it is important to provide an occupational therapy perspective on this aspect of life. A mixed methods research study was conducted with twenty-seven parents of children in competitive team sports. Survey and semi-structured interviews provided insight into the lived experiences of families with a child in competitive sports.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Occupational therapy, youth competitive sports, parenting occupations, occupational science
Medical Subject Headings
Occupational Therapy, Youth Sports, Parents, Interview
Occupational Therapy | Sports Studies
Hamilton, K., Park, K., & MacDermott, S. (2022, April 12). An Examination of the Occupational Impact on Family Life having a Child in Competitive Sports. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Retrieved from https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstones-spring2022/31