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Source: Brandon University
http://www.brandonu.ca/news/article.asp?A_ID=1137

Science Seminar Series presents BU Psychology professor Dr. Shannon Gadbois

October 25, 2006

On Tuesday, October 31 from 12:40 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Brandon University Science Seminar series will present a talk by Brandon University's Dr. Shannon Gadbois, (Department of Psychology), titled If You Let Me Play Sports ...Does Sports Involvement Always Correlate with High Self-Esteem? Dr. Gadbois' talk will take place in room 3-42 of the Brodie Sciences Building and is free of charge. All are welcome!

"Research indicates that participation in extracurricular activities (ECA) is related to academic benefits such as higher grade-point averages, social benefits such as reduced aggression and anti-social behaviour, and psychological benefits such as reduced depression and stronger self-efficacy" says Dr. Gadbois. "Furthermore, the research shows that different types of ECA involvement (e.g., sports vs. student council) may be associated with different outcomes. This presentation will review my research on the relationship between adolescentsí participation in ECA (particularly sports) and their global and domain-specific self-esteem. This research demonstrates that the benefits of ECA participation on self-esteem depend upon the type, intensity, and level of ECA involvement as well as differences in gender and gender role orientation."

All presentations in the Brandon University Science Seminar Series are free of charge and open to all.

See a list of upcoming Science Seminar Series talks at:
http://www.brandonu.ca/Academic/Science/lectures.html

For more information, please contact:

Kelly Stifora
Communications Officer
Brandon University
Phone: (204) 727-9762
Email: communications@brandonu.ca

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