Parental Involvement, Pressure, and Support in Youth Sport: A Narrative Literature Review
Counseling and Student Personnel
The aim of this literature review is to describe and critique what is known about relations between parents and their athlete children in contemporary research. Athlete families are prevalent and in need of research based in family systems theory. I describe a typology of underinvolved, moderately involved, and overinvolved parents. I found themes of parental involvement, pressure, support, and family-level issues. I conclude with suggestions for guiding research on sports parenting with family systems theory.
Journal of Family Theory & Review
Lindstrom Bremer, K. (2012), Parental Involvement, Pressure, and Support in Youth Sport: A Narrative Literature Review. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 4(3), 235–248. doi:10.1111/j.1756-2589.2012.00129.x
Publisher's Copyright and Source
Copyright © 2012 by the National Council on Family Relations. Article published by John Wiley and Sons in Journal of Family Theory & Review, volume 4, issue number 3, September 2012, pages 235-248. Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1756-2589.2012.00129.x.