Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Bergeland, John


The purpose of this literature review was to investigate the positive and negative effects of sports participation on middle school and high school adolescents. The first step was to investigate the adolescents' amount of success academically by participating in physical activity regardless of the competitive or noncompetitive nature of physical excursion. The second step was to compare the risks and benefits of mental health in adolescents by participating or not participating in sports. The last step was to explore adolescent levels of physical activity and the effects on sports participation. Overwhelmingly, the more adolescents participated in sports and physical activities, the greater the benefit adolescents experienced academically, mentally, and physically.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis