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ERIC Number: ED395257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1043-8734
Adolescent Girls Face the Future.
Jaffee, Lynn; Bergeron, Suzie
Melpomene Journal, v13 n2 p16-23 Sum 1994
This article is the final report on a study of adolescent girls which explored the relationship between physical activity and self-esteem. Two earlier phases of the study collected data on girls aged 9 to 12 years (n=76) and aged 12 to 17 years (n=67). A questionnaire explored: (1) confidence and perceived competence; (2) sports and activity level; and (3) career choices and perceived viability of a chosen career. The girls also discussed their views on sports, gym or recess, confidence and risk-taking, and their concerns for the future. Results indicated: (1) younger girls had a clearer vision of future occupations; (2) the majority of girls felt their career aspirations were possible; (3) younger girls were more specific about future occupations, while older girls spoke more generally about career areas; (4) few girls aspired to careers in sports or athletics; (5) the majority of girls were optimistic about their future and had something to look forward to, such as increased freedom and responsibility; (6) concerns about the future included financial stability, school, their parents' health, and leaving home; (7) most girls pictured themselves getting married in the future, with definite views regarding having children; and (8) older girls worried about school, the future, and failure, while many of the younger girls worried mostly about safety. (RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For earlier phases of this study, see CG 027 076 and CG 027 078.