Perceived Physical Self-Concept in University Students Comparisons by Gender
International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education
Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2016, Pages: 6-9
Received: Jun. 14, 2016; Accepted: Jun. 30, 2016; Published: Jul. 15, 2016
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Luis Humberto Blanco, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Edgar Francisco Ordonez, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Yunuen Rangel, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Gustavo Alvarez, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Judith Margarita Rodriguez-Villalobos, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
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Abstract
The aim of the present study was to compare the profiles of physical self-concept between men and women mexican university students. A total sample of 789 participants, 399 women and 390 men, aged 18-36 years participated in this study. A quantitative approach with a descriptive and transversal survey design was used. All the participants completed the Physical Self-Concept Questionnaire of A. Goñi, Ruiz de Azúa, and Rodríguez [12]. The results of the one-way multivariate analysis of variance, followed by the one-way univariate analyses of variance, showed that compared with the women, the men obtained higher scores on the subscales physical ability, physical fitness, physical attractiveness, strength, general physical self-concept, and global self-concept. Because of the differences between men and women in their perception of physical self-concept found, these findings suggest that in order to design any intervention for improving the perceived physical self-concept of the students, the variable gender should be taken into account.
Keywords
Physical Self-Concept, Student´s Beliefs, Gender Differences, Self-Perception
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Luis Humberto Blanco, Edgar Francisco Ordonez, Yunuen Rangel, Gustavo Alvarez, Judith Margarita Rodriguez-Villalobos, Perceived Physical Self-Concept in University Students Comparisons by Gender, International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 6-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsspe.20160101.12
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