We Are Strong: Strategies for Fostering Body Empowerment in a Boxing Program for Middle School Girls
Author ORCID Identifier
Karisa L Kuipers: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2296-8138
Jennifer Jacobs: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3509-3051
Journal of Sport Psychology in Action
Many sport programs focus on teaching youth life skills that can be transferred to contexts outside the sport setting. One such program is “She Hits Hard,” an afterschool boxing program for middle school girls with the aim of building positive body image and fostering body empowerment. The program utilized the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model, which allowed for the integration of non-contact boxing techniques with life skill development. This article details the program model and program description as well as specific strategies that were incorporated into the program to foster body empowerment in female adolescents.
Body image, girls boxing, teaching personal and social responsibility model
Fuerniss, Karisa and Jacobs, Jennifer M., "We Are Strong: Strategies for Fostering Body Empowerment in a Boxing Program for Middle School Girls" (2019). NIU Bibliography. 146.
Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE)