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ERIC Number: ED409285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Self-Schemata for Movement Activities: The Influence of Race and Gender.
Harrison, Louis, Jr.; And Others
This study investigated the influence of race and gender on students' self-schema for movement activities. Study participants were 168 male and female seventh- and eighth-grade students, both African American and Euro American, from a semi-rural school in a Southeastern state. The Physical Activity Schema Analysis (PASA) was administered to measure students' endorsements of 20 different movement and team and individual sport activities. Participants were asked: in which activity they felt most competent; the highest level at which they expected to compete in the activity; how hard they thought they would have to work to be good at the activity; and how often they practiced or played in the activity. Study results revealed the importance of race and gender as predictors of schema development for particular sports and physical activities. For example, African Americans' overwhelming indication of basketball as the activity in which they perceived the highest level of competence supported the development of self-schemata for basketball based on race. Football and volleyball showed very similar results by gender, with males indicating football and females reporting volleyball as the activity in which they felt most competent. Overall, the results of this study reflect the notion that schema development for particular sports and physical activities do vary significantly by race and gender. (Contains 20 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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