Category archives for Volume 3, Issue 4

Volume 3; Issue 4 Published

Publication of Issue 4 The Journal of Sport for Development (JSFD) is pleased to announce the publication of its fourth Issue. JSFD is the first peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to exclusively publishing research from the field of Sport for Development (SFD). JSFD’s mission is to examine, advance and disseminate evidence, best practices, and lessons learned from SFD […]

Improving Life Satisfaction, Self-Concept, and Happiness of Former Gang Members Using Games and Psychological Skills Training

Stephanie J. Hanrahan1, Maria de Lourdes Francke Ramm 2 1 University of Queensland, Australia 2 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico Corresponding author email: steph@hms.uq.edu.au Download full PDF Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of games and mental skills training on Mexican former gang members and drug users’ self-concept, life satisfaction, perceived control, […]

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: Understanding Perceptions of Effective Strategies and Outcomes in a Female Youth-Driven Physical Activity-Based Life Skills Programme

Corliss Bean1, Tanya Forneris1, Michelle Fortier1 1 University of Ottawa, Department of Human Kinetics Corresponding author email: cbean@uottawa.ca Citation: Bean, C., Forneris, T., Fortier, M. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: Understanding Perceptions of Effective Strategies and Outcomes in a Female Youth-Driven Physical Activity-Based Life Skills Programme. Journal of Sport for Development. 2015; 3(4): 28-40. Download […]

Reflections from scholars on barriers and strategies in sport-for-development research

Jon Welty Peachey1, Adam Cohen1,2 1 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2 Texas Tech University Corresponding author email: jwpeach@illinois.edu Citation: Peachey, J.W., Cohen, A. Reflections from scholars on barriers and strategies in sport-for- development research. 2015; 3(4): 16-27. Download article as PDF Abstract Although there is a plethora of literature calling for changes and improvements […]

Book review – Global Sport-for-Development: Critical Perspectives

Review by Michael Crawley1 1Michael Crawley is an ESRC-funded PhD student at the University of Edinburgh. His research uses ethnographic methods to examine the complex interactions between long-distance running and development in East Africa. Download article as PDF Book Citation Schulenkorf N, Adair A (eds). Global Sport-for-Development: Critical Perspectives. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan; 2014. 280pp., […]

Soccer for Peace: Evaluation of In-Country Workshops with Jordanian Coaches

Blom LC1, Gerstein L2, Stedman K3, Judge L4, Sink A4, Pierce D5 1 Ball State University, School of PE, Sport, & Exercise Science, The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies 2 Ball State University, Department of Counseling Psychology, The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies 3 Ball State University, Social Science Research Center 4 Ball […]