Tarkington Newman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of New Hampshire. Through his research, he is committed to serving youth populations who are socially vulnerable and at-risk for behavioral health problems. Specifically, Tarkington’s research focuses on positive youth development through sport, recreation, and adventure-based learning. Using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, his research investigates the mechanisms and factors that promote life skill development and transfer, as well as prevent aggressive and violent behaviors. Tarkington also is involved in the development of PYD-focused coaching education that enhances coaches’ ability to facilitate life skill development and transfer through competitive athletics.
D, Ohio State University
M.S., Ohio State University
M.S.W., University of Michigan
B. Com., Central Michigan University
Applied; qualitative methods
Life Skills Training
INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Social Work
INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Social Work
SW 601: Research Methods Social Work
SW 860: Research Methods in Soc Work
SW 965: Program & Practice Evaluation
Newman, T. J., Santos, F., Cardoso, A., & Pereira, P. (2020). The Experiential Nature of Coach Education Within a Positive Youth Development Perspective: Implications for Practice and Research. International Sport Coaching Journal, 7(3), 398-406. doi:10.1123/iscj.2019-0106
Newman, T. J. (2020). Life Skill Development and Transfer: “They’re Not Just Meant for Playing Sports”. Research on Social Work Practice, 30(6), 643-657. doi:10.1177/1049731520903427
Newman, T. J., Anderson-Butcher, D., & Amorose, A. J. (2020). Examining the influence of sport program staff and parent/caregiver support on youth outcomes. Applied Developmental Science, 24(3), 263-278. doi:10.1080/10888691.2018.1467762
Lower-Hoppe, L. M., Beattie, M. A., Wray, D. E., Bailey, R. L., Newman, T. J., & Farrell, A. (2020). The Relationships Between Sport Club Activities and University and Member Attachment. Recreational Sports Journal, 44(1), 5-14. doi:10.1177/1558866120904037
Lower-Hoppe, L. M., Heuett, K. B., Newman, T. J., & Brgoch, S. M. (2020). Communication and Team Performance: A Case Study of Division I Football Captains. International Journal of Sport Communication, 13(1), 77-96. doi:10.1123/ijsc.2019-0112
Newman, T., Magier, E., Kimiecik, C., & Burns, M. (2020). The Relationship between Youth Sport Participation and Aggressive and Violent Behaviors: A Scoping Review of the Literature. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.
Fraina, M., Pastore, D., Anderson-Butcher, D., & Newman, T. (2020). Examination of social influence toward psychological need satisfaction of high school student-athletes.
Newman, T., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2020). Mechanisms of life skill development and life skill transfer: Interconnections and distinctions.. Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research.
Brgoch, S., Lower-Hoppe, L., Newman, T., & Hutton, T. (2020). Exploring team captain roles associated with athlete leadership classifications: Perspectives from collegiate coaches. Journal of Sport Behavior, 43(1).
Henderson, T., Bates, S., Anderson-Butcher, D., Amorose, A., Magier, E., & Newman, T. (2019). Tailoring supports to youth in schools: One approach to identifying needs and targeting intervention. International Journal of School Social Work, 20.
Kulick, A., Wernick, L. J., Espinoza, M. A. V., Newman, T. J., & Dessel, A. B. (2019). Three strikes and you’re out: culture, facilities, and participation among LGBTQ youth in sports. Sport, Education and Society, 24(9), 939-953. doi:10.1080/13573322.2018.1532406
Newman, T. J., Lower, L. M., & Brgoch, S. M. (2019). Developing sport team captains as formal leaders. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 10(3), 137-150. doi:10.1080/21520704.2019.1604590
Newman, T. J., Okamoto, K., Kimiecik, C., Sohns, E., Burns, M., & Magier, E. (2019). The role of social workers in sport: shared values, interprofessional collaborations, and unique contributions. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 10(3), 160-173. doi:10.1080/21520704.2019.1642270
Anderson-Butcher, D., Amorose, A., Bates, S., Newman, T., Okamoto, K., & Volek, A. (2019). Exploring the influence of program staff and parental support on changes in physical health outcomes of vulnerable youth participating in a sport-based positive youth development summer camp. Journal of Sport Behavior, 42(4).
Newman, T., & Lower, L. (2019). Coaching the youth sport coach: Integrating theory and pedagogy through adventure-based experience. In Coaching education for the next decade: The need for a positive youth development paradigm..
Newman, T. J., Kim, M., Tucker, A. R., & Alvarez, M. A. G. (2018). Learning through the adventure of youth sport. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 23(3), 280-293. doi:10.1080/17408989.2017.1413708
Newman, T. J., Kim, M., Alvarez, M. A. G., & Tucker, A. R. (2018). Facilitative coaching: a guide for youth sport leaders. Leisure/Loisir, 42(2), 129-148. doi:10.1080/14927713.2017.1415165
Lower, L. M., Newman, T. J., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2017). Validity and Reliability of the Teamwork Scale for Youth. Research on Social Work Practice, 27(6), 716-725. doi:10.1177/1049731515589614
Newman, T. J., Alvarez, M. A. G., & Kim, M. (2017). An Experiential Approach to Sport for Youth Development. Journal of Experiential Education, 40(3), 308-322. doi:10.1177/1053825917696833
Riley, A., Anderson-Butcher, D., Logan, J., Newman, T. J., & Davis, J. (2017). Staff Practices and Social Skill Outcomes in a Sport-Based Youth Program. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 29(1), 59-74. doi:10.1080/10413200.2016.1179700
Amorose, A. J., Anderson-Butcher, D., Newman, T. J., Fraina, M., & Iachini, A. (2016). High school athletes’ self-determined motivation: The independent and interactive effects of coach, father, and mother autonomy support. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 26, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.05.005
Newman, T. J., Ortega, R. M., Lower, L. M., & Paluta, L. M. (2016). Informing priorities for coaching education: Perspectives from youth sport leaders. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 11(3), 436-445. doi:10.1177/1747954116645207
Lower, L., Newman, T., & Pollard, W. (2016). Examination of the 3x2 achievement goal model in recreational sport: Associations with perceived benefits of sport participation. International Journal of Sport Management, Recreation & Tourism, 26(c), 44-53. doi:10.5199/ijsmart-1791-874X-26c
Wade-Mdivanian, R., Anderson-Butcher, D., Newman, T., Ruderman, D., Smock, J., & Christie, S. (2016). Exploring the long-term impact of a positive youth development-based alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention program. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 60(3), 67-90.
Newman, T. J., & Alvarez, M. A. G. (2015). Coaching on the Wave: An Integrative Approach to Facilitating Youth Development. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 6(3), 127-140. doi:10.1080/21520704.2015.1073203
Newman, T., Lower, L., Wade-Mdivanian, R., Riley, A., & Anderson-Butcher, D. (2014). Promoting positive youth development among underserved youth in the United States through The Ohio State University’s LiFEsports. In Urban Sports Development.
Newman, T. J., Lower-Hoppe, L. M., Burch, M., & Paluta, L. M. (n.d.). Advancing positive youth development-focused coach education: contextual factors of youth sport and youth sport leader perceptions. Managing Sport and Leisure, 1-15. doi:10.1080/23750472.2020.1766760
Kimiecik, J., Horn, T., Newman, T. J., & Kimiecik, C. M. (n.d.). Moving adolescents for a lifetime of physical activity: shifting to interventions aligned with the third health revolution. Health Psychology Review, 1-18. doi:10.1080/17437199.2019.1700820
Dillard, R., Newman, T. J., & Kim, M. (n.d.). Promoting Youth Competence Through Balanced and Restorative Justice: A Community-Based PYD Approach. Journal of Youth Development, 14(4), 14-35. doi:10.5195/jyd.2019.804