Chapter 34. Longitudinal Studies During Growth and Training: Importance and Principles

  1. Helge Hebestreit and
  2. Oded Bar-Or
  1. Han C.G. Kemper

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696255.ch34

The Young Athlete

The Young Athlete

How to Cite

Kemper, H. C.G. (2007) Longitudinal Studies During Growth and Training: Importance and Principles, in The Young Athlete (eds H. Hebestreit and O. Bar-Or), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696255.ch34

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156479

Online ISBN: 9780470696255



  • maturation;
  • longitudinal designs;
  • personal reports;
  • learning effects;
  • activity groups


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Practical problems with longitudinal studies

  • Individual Changes

  • Principles of Longitudinal Designs

  • Multiple Longitudinal Design

  • Testing or Learning Effects

  • Longitudinal Studies in Growth, Development, and Physical Fitness

  • Overview of Recent Longitudinal Studies on Lifestyle and Health from Adolescence into Adulthood

  • Longitudinal Training Studies in the Child and Adolescent

  • Statistical Methods for Longitudinal Data Analyses

  • Challenges for Future Research

  • References