Do Athletes Make Good Role Models
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Psychological and Social Benefits of Playing True Sport | TrueSport

Psychological and Social Benefits of Playing True Sport | TrueSport | Do Athletes Make Good Role Models | Scoop.it
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These explain the benefits of sports for children, using this I looked at how some of these benefits may be displayed or hindered by professional athletes.

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Golf.com: Watson Reflects on Masters Win

Golf.com: Watson Reflects on Masters Win | Do Athletes Make Good Role Models | Scoop.it
2014 Masters Tournament champion Bubba Watson discusses his second career win at Augusta National Golf Club and the significance of having his family in attendance.
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There are examples of both good and bad role models in professional sports. It is on the parents to differentiate for their children the best examples. 

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Why Do We Make Athletes Role Models?

Why Do We Make Athletes Role Models? | Do Athletes Make Good Role Models | Scoop.it
It was an ugly week in the world of sports. Lance Armstrong, the all-American cancer survivor who set the record in cycling for most Tour De France championship admitted in an Oprah Winfrey interview that he achieved his victories by doping. Manti Te'o, a nationwide icon for the courage he [...]
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Writer gives a look into his friend, Charles Barkley's, views on how parents should decide who are the role models in their children's lives. Athletes should not be a high priority because not many make it to professional sports. On top of that athletes are grown men in a competitive business that is highly scrutinized by the media, bringing all of the issues to the forefront of our daily news.

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I Would Like to be Like Her/Him: Are Athletes Role-Models for Boys and Girls?

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Study of sport role models for adolescent girls in Australia. I looked at a study that researched two high schools. This was a different approach as it only looked at girls, and the Australian perspective of the world of sports. 

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Pro athletes as role models

Pro athletes as role models | Do Athletes Make Good Role Models | Scoop.it
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Straight from the brain of an athlete. He tries to explain the first person scenario. He wonders why the media has more fascination with stories that tear down people's careers instead of bringing more attention to athletes charities in the hopes of garnering the causes more attention.

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Study Says Kids Emulate Athletes

Study Says Kids Emulate Athletes | Do Athletes Make Good Role Models | Scoop.it
While many American children believe athletes motivate them to follow their dreams, they’re also mimicking the bad behavior of their sports heroes on the playing field, a new study says.
In what is believed to be one of the first national studies examining kids’ perceptions of athletes’...
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This article looks at how kids look up to and emulate athletes they see on TV. Athletes are second only to parents when kids were asked about their role models. How has society grown to where children look up to trash talkers more than those in their own communities?

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HE: Athletes are not role models

HE: Athletes are not role models | Do Athletes Make Good Role Models | Scoop.it
As spectators, we expect our athletes to show grace whether they win or lose, forgetting that the athletes have put a lifetime of work, and often their physical and mental health, on the line for our amusement.
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Argument that athletes are not role models, while I agree with some parts, athletes are role models whether we label them as such or not.

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