In October, the Recreational Sports Journal published research by Assistant Professor of Human Performance Shannon Simmons, Ph.D., and Kelsey Childers, ’13.
The article focused on the positive influence of athletics and intramural participation on self-esteem and physical self-concept. It was based on research Childers conducted as part of her senior research project.
“This research not only shows the value and importance of athletics programs, but also that intramural participation improves global self-esteem,” Simmons said. “Our goal is to encourage our school and others to see the value of intramurals aside from just the benefits of physical activity. All students could benefit from participation in activity and more-so in a social, group environment.”