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ERIC Number: EJ1015062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Promoting a Functional Physical Self-Concept in Physical Education: Evaluation of a 10-Week Intervention
Schmidt, Mirko; Valkanover, Stefan; Roebers, Claudia; Conzelmann, Achim
European Physical Education Review, v19 n2 p232-255 Jun 2013
Most physical education intervention studies on the positive effect of sports on self-concept development have attempted to "increase" schoolchildren's self-concept without taking the "veridicality" of the self-concept into account. The present study investigated whether a 10-week intervention in physical education would lead to an increase not only in the general level of self-concept of endurance and self-concept of strength but also in its veridicality in those who had previously under- or overestimated their abilities. A total of 464 primary schoolchildren (246 boys, 218 girls, "M[subscript age]" = 11.9) either participated in the intervention or served as controls. The intervention group received endurance and strength training during physical education lessons carried out with a consistent individualized teacher frame of reference (iTFR). Results showed that this specific intervention was associated with increases not only in the general level of self-concept but also in its veridicality in under- and overestimators. Results are discussed in terms of didactic methods to promote functional self-concepts in physical education. (Contains 2 tables, 3 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale
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