Young Mexican Physical Self – Concept Gender Comparisons
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 62-65
Received: Mar. 28, 2014; Accepted: Apr. 18, 2014; Published: May 30, 2014
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María Del Carmen Zueck, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
José René Blanco, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Judith Rodríguez-Villalobos, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Oswaldo Ceballos, Faculty of Sport Organization, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, México
Gustavo Álvarez, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
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Abstract
The purpose of the present study was to compare the profiles of physical self-concept between men and women high school Mexican students. A total sample of 709 participants, 324 women and 385 men, aged 13-19 years participated in this study. A quantitative approach with a descriptive and transversal survey design was used. All the participants completed the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire. Results of the one-way multivariate analysis of variance, followed by the one-way univariate analysis of variance, showed that in comparison among women, men obtained higher scores on the health, coordination, activity, sports competence, strength, flexibility, endurance, global physical self-concept and global self-esteem subscales. However, in the body fat and appearance subscales statistically significant differences were not found because of the differences between men and women in their perception of their physical self-concept, 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
To cite this article
María Del Carmen Zueck, José René Blanco, Judith Rodríguez-Villalobos, Oswaldo Ceballos, Gustavo Álvarez, Young Mexican Physical Self – Concept Gender Comparisons, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2014, pp. 62-65. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20140303.13
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