Analysis of the physical self-concept and its gender dimensions in adolescents eastern Andalusia

The health promotion schoolchildren, makes terms like physical self-concept are especially taken into account in research and intervention programs at school age. The study presented assessed levels of physical self-concept of a group of teenagers in a comprehensive manner, depending on its dimensio...

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Autores Principales: Palomares Cuadros, Juan, González Naveros, Sergio Luis, Ortega Becerra, Amparo, Padial Ruz, Rosario, Torres Campos, Beatriz
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Escuela de Educación Física y Deportes - Universidad de Costa Rica 2016
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/pem/article/view/20751
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21726
Sumario: The health promotion schoolchildren, makes terms like physical self-concept are especially taken into account in research and intervention programs at school age. The study presented assessed levels of physical self-concept of a group of teenagers in a comprehensive manner, depending on its dimensions: physical appearance, physical ability, strength, balance, flexibility, endurance and gender in the population aged 12 to 15 years from Jaén (Spain). The sample consists of 296 participants with an average age of 13.03 years and an age range between 12 and 15 years. It was selected as a measuring tool adapted from the questionnaire and Physical Self-concept of Southeland and Marsh.  The results indicated that boys scored above the girls in most of the items that showed positive aspects of self-concept. Girls scored over boys in most of the items that showed negative aspects of self-concept.  Our results show significant gender differences regarding physical self-concept of teenagers, finding a more negative assessment of the physical self of the girls than in boys and increased interest towards the exercise by them.