SPORT PARTICIPATION IS RELATED TO SELF-CONCEPT
Weber, K. M., & Ecker, K. R. (2000). The relationship between self-concept and sport participation in high school students. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32(5), Supplement abstract 328.
This study investigated whether there was a significant difference in select measures of total and physical self-concept levels between high students involved in organized sport, those in other curricula, and those not involved in any activities. Ss of both gender (N = 225) completed the Tennessee Self-concept Scale.
There was a significant difference in both the total and physical self-concept levels between sport participants and the other groups. There were no gender differences. In males, there was a significant difference in physical self-concept between the groups.
Implication. Sport participation does have a positive relationship with self-concept.
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