Research: Sports minimize aggressive behaviors in boys

07/8/2011 | United Press International

Low-income children who engaged in a 24-week after-school sports program had improved self-observation, problem-solving abilities and delayed gratification that reduced their involvement in incidences of aggression, compared with a control group who did not have the intervention, Israeli researchers said. The program was more effective for boys than girls, according to the study presented at the Tel Aviv University's Renata Adler Memorial Research Center for Child Welfare and Protection Conference.

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