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ERIC Number: EJ1116909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Physical Self-Concept and Physical Activity Enjoyment in Elementary School Children
Lohbeck, Annette; Tietjens, Maike; Bund, Andreas
Early Child Development and Care, v186 n11 p1792-1801 2016
The present study examined gender differences and relationships of seven specific domains of physical self-concept (PSC) ("Strength," "Endurance," "Speed," "Flexibility," "Coordination," "Global Sport Competence," and "Appearance") and physical activity enjoyment (PAE) in 447 elementary school children by self-report questionnaires. Boys reported higher self-concepts of "Strength," "Endurance," "Speed," "Coordination," and "Global Sport Competence" than girls. Conversely, girls showed higher self-concepts of Flexibility than boys. Moreover, all seven specific domains of children's PSC and PAE were positively interrelated and children's self-concepts of "Endurance" and "Global Sport Competence" predicted their PAE. Implications for physical education targeting to enhance children's PSC and PAE are discussed.
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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: Germany
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