In the first of its kind, Ruling Our Experiences, Inc (ROX) conducted a survey of 10,000+ girls in grades 5th to 12th to understand the impact if any, that participation in sports makes in the key dimensions of development such as academic achievement, social interactions and fostering relationships. The research uncovered that there were indeed some differences between girls who report being involved in sports and their non-sports-playing peers.
Key Takeaways are girls that play sports:
1. Report higher levels of confidence;
2. Have higher GPAs and have higher opinions of their abilities and competencies;
3. Are also more likely to be considering a career in math and/or science
4. Use social media at lower rates than their peers and also experience less sadness and depression.