Research: Sports teach girls important career skills

06/14/2010 | Knowledge@Wharton

Females who play sports in school are likely to seek more education and have greater career success, according to Wharton business school research that focused on Title IX, which expanded sports opportunities for girls. Skills such as teamwork and "competitiveness, assertiveness and discipline" are learned in athletics and help in a career, says Betsey Stevenson, a Wharton professor.

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