Physical Self-Concept Differences in Young Male Mexican Athletes and Non-Athletes
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages: 9-12
Received: Dec. 9, 2014; Accepted: Jan. 5, 2015; Published: Jan. 14, 2015
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Maria del Carmen Zueck Enriquez, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Francisco Muñoz Beltran, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, MéxicoFaculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Alejandro Chavez Guerrero, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Judith Margarita Rodriguez-Villalobos, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Francisco Javier Flores Rico, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
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Abstract
The object of this study consists of determining the differences and similarities in the physical self-concept between two groups, male high school Mexican students who practice a sport on a regular basis and those who do not. A total sample of 385 male students, aged 13-19 years participated in this study; 173 of them practice a sport and participate regularly in tournaments and/or competitions. A quantitative approach with a descriptive and transversal survey design was used. All the participants completed the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire. The results of the one-way multivariate analysis of variance, followed by the one-way univariate analyses of variance, show that students who do not participate in a sport regularly are the ones who obtained lower scores in the health, coordination, activity, sports competence, strength, flexibility, endurance, global physical self-concept, and global self-esteem subscales. However, in the appearance subscale, no statistically significant differences were found. Further research should reply these findings in larger samples.
Keywords
Physical Self-Concept, Student´s Beliefs, Physical Activity, Self-perception
To cite this article
Maria del Carmen Zueck Enriquez, Francisco Muñoz Beltran, Alejandro Chavez Guerrero, Judith Margarita Rodriguez-Villalobos, Francisco Javier Flores Rico, Physical Self-Concept Differences in Young Male Mexican Athletes and Non-Athletes, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 9-12. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20150401.12
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