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Article: Birthplace effects on the development of female athletic talent

TitleBirthplace effects on the development of female athletic talent
Authors
KeywordsAthletic development
Birthplace effect
City size
Elite athletes
Sport
Issue Date2009
PublisherElsevier Australia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/707423/description?navopenmenu=-2
Citation
Journal Of Science And Medicine In Sport, 2009, v. 12 n. 1, p. 234-237 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study examined the extent to which an athlete's place of birth can influence the likelihood of playing professional sport. Information regarding the birthplace of all American female athletes in the Ladies Professional Golf Association and Women's United Soccer Association was gathered from official league websites. Monte Carlo simulations were used to determine if the birthplace of these professional athletes differed in any systematic way from official census population distributions. Odds-ratios were determined for cities within specific population ranges to ascertain if the likelihood of playing professional sport was influenced in any systematic way by city size. The analyses revealed that female professional soccer players born in cities of less than 1,000,000 were over-represented, as were female professional golfers born in cities of less than 250,000. Results are consistent with those of male professional athletes in suggesting that areas of lower population provide conditions more conducive to the development of expertise than do larger city environments. © 2007 Sports Medicine Australia.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87925
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.756
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.484
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)410-05-1949
767-2005-1625
Funding Information:

Support for this research came from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC Grant # 410-05-1949 and Grant # 767-2005-1625).

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dc.contributor.authorKing, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCôté, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorAbernethy, Ben_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:36:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:36:12Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Science And Medicine In Sport, 2009, v. 12 n. 1, p. 234-237en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1440-2440en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis study examined the extent to which an athlete's place of birth can influence the likelihood of playing professional sport. Information regarding the birthplace of all American female athletes in the Ladies Professional Golf Association and Women's United Soccer Association was gathered from official league websites. Monte Carlo simulations were used to determine if the birthplace of these professional athletes differed in any systematic way from official census population distributions. Odds-ratios were determined for cities within specific population ranges to ascertain if the likelihood of playing professional sport was influenced in any systematic way by city size. The analyses revealed that female professional soccer players born in cities of less than 1,000,000 were over-represented, as were female professional golfers born in cities of less than 250,000. Results are consistent with those of male professional athletes in suggesting that areas of lower population provide conditions more conducive to the development of expertise than do larger city environments. © 2007 Sports Medicine Australia.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Australia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/707423/description?navopenmenu=-2en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Science and Medicine in Sporten_HK
dc.subjectAthletic developmenten_HK
dc.subjectBirthplace effecten_HK
dc.subjectCity sizeen_HK
dc.subjectElite athletesen_HK
dc.subjectSporten_HK
dc.subject.meshAchievement-
dc.subject.meshCities - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshGolf - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshResidence Characteristics - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshSoccer - statistics and numerical data-
dc.titleBirthplace effects on the development of female athletic talenten_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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