SEL & Athletics [Research Guide]


Selected Articles

Blair, G.T. (2014). The effects of a league guided sportsmanship program on the behaviors of youth sports athletes. California State University.

Botta, S. J. (2006). Winning with character: A practical coaching resource for building character through athletics. Regent University.

Bonfiglio, R. A. (2011). Intercollegiate athletic programs deepening their educational impact. About Campus, 16(3), 29-32.

Bowen, D. H., & Hitt, C. (2016). History and evidence show school sports help students win. PDK International, 97(8), 8-12.

Bruening, J. E., Madsen, R. M., Evanovich, J. M., & Fuller, R. D. (2010). Discovery, integration, application and teaching: Service learning through sport and physical activity. Sport Management Education Journal, 4(1), 31-48.

Case, R. D. (2011). A sportsmanship manual for youth and high school football coaches. Sacramento State.

Elias, M.J. (2016) 4 Ways to Use Athletics to Promote SEL and Character Development. Edutopia.

Ferris, K. A., Ettekal, A. V., Agans, J. P., & Burkhard, B. M. (2015). Character Development Through Youth Sport: High School Coaches’ Perspectives about a Character-based Education Program. Journal of Youth Development, 10(3), 1-14.

Gould, D., & Carson, S. (2011). Young Athletes Perceptions of the Relationship between Coaching Behaviors and Developmental Experiences. International Journal of Coaching Science, 5(2), 3-29.

Howard-Hamilton, M. F., & Sina, J. A. (2001). How college affects athletes. New Directions for Student Services, 93, 35-45.

McCann, Z. (2012). Athletes more prepared for real world? Retrieved from:

Pauline, G. (2013). Engaging students beyond just the experience: Integrating reflection learning into sport event management. Sport Management Education Journal, 7(1).

Schnitker, S. A., Gilbertson, M. K., Houltberg, B., Hardy, S. A., & Fernandez, N. (2019). Transcendent motivations and virtue development in adolescent marathon runners. Journal of Personality.

Weight, E. A., Navarro, K. M., Smith-Ryan, A., & Huffman, L. T. (2016). Holistic Education through Athletics: Health and Health-Literacy of Intercollegiate Athletes and Active Undergraduate Students. Journal of Higher Education Athletics & Innovation.


Researchers of Note


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