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Cornell study: Youth sports spill over to successful life

Cornell study: Youth sports spill over to successful life

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A new Cornell study takes a look at the relationship between playing youth sports, and a person’s success in life.

Cornell researcher Kevin Kniffin finds that people who participated in sports in their younger years, including high school sports, land better jobs, are more confident, and have more self-respect.

“This research just provides some positive feedback that there are lots of benefits associated with participating in sports, that extend far beyond the immediate outcome of learning more physical skills,” Kniffin said.

Kniffin’s study also finds that former varsity athletes reported a higher level of volunteerism and charitable activities.

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