ERIC Number: EJ612419
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Publication Date: 2000
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"If You Let Me Play Sports": How Might Sport Participation Influence the Self-Esteem of Adolescent Females?
Richman, Erin L.; Shaffer, David R.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v24 n2 p189-99 Jun 2000
Investigated links between female precollege sport participation and college self-esteem. Students surveys indicated that participation in sports positively correlated with body image, perceived physical competencies, gender identity, global self-esteem, and other psychosocial variables, thus predicting college self-esteem. In the absence of such psychosocial benefits, sports participation has little salutary effect on, and can even undermine, self-esteem. (SM)
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