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Oct 11, 2016 | by Centre

Evidence call: evaluation reports for sport/dance, young people and wellbeing

Deadline: 7 November 2016

Evidence call for grey literature: part of a systematic review of the wellbeing outcomes of sport and dance in young people (age 15 -24 years) and the processes by which wellbeing outcomes are achieved

If you are an organisation that has an evaluation of a sport, physical activity or dance intervention aimed at young people (15-24 years old), you can submit it to our systematic review and help us build an evidence base for wellbeing, sport and young people. We will share the findings of the systematic review with your organisation as soon as the review is published.

What’s happening?

What Works Centre for Wellbeing, with Brunel University London, are carrying out a systematic review to evaluate the subjective wellbeing outcomes in healthy young people of participation in sport and/or dance activities in club and non-club contexts. We are also seeking to establish if the informal aspect of sport or dance participation is more likely to lead to wellbeing enhancement than participation in club-based sport and dance.

What do you need to do?

Please email us any evaluation reports, or links to evaluation reports. We will then use it as part of the grey literature review of the study. By grey literature, we mean “literature that is not formally published in sources such as books or journal articles” (Lefebvre, Manheimer, & Glanville, 2008, p. 106). This may be produced by charities, government departments, businesses, community groups and others.

Please email your evaluation report, or a link to it, to:

What is the criteria?

We will accept for review and possible inclusion in our systematic review using the following criteria.

  • Submissions must be evaluation reports only.
  • Reports submitted must be completed in the past three years (2013-2016) and include author details (individuals, groups or organisations).
  • Evaluation methods may be qualitative, quantitative methods or mixed methods.
  • The central report objective must be the measurement of wellbeing outcomes and/or evaluation of the processes by which wellbeing outcomes are achieved in sport, exercise or dance interventions.

Important note: Evidence can only be reviewed for inclusion in the work of the Culture and Sport programme if submitted through this call. Evidence submitted to individual researchers in the programme cannot be considered. If you have previously sent documents to the culture and sport team please re-submit through this call.

For more background and information about the systematic review and this call for evidence, please download:


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