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ERIC Number: EJ778849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Longitudinal Study of Preadolescent Sport Self-Concept and Performance: Reciprocal Effects and Causal Ordering
Marsh, Herbert W.; Gerlach, Erin; Trautwein, Ulrich; Ludtke, Oliver; Brettschneider, Wolf-Dietrich
Child Development, v78 n6 p1640-1656 Nov-Dec 2007
Do preadolescent sport self-concepts influence subsequent sport performance? Longitudinal data (Grades 3, 4, and 6) for young boys and girls (N = 1,135; mean age = 9.67) were used to test reciprocal effects model (REM) predictions that sport self-concept is both a cause and a consequence of sport accomplishments. Controlling prior sport performance (performance-based measures and teacher assessments), prior sport self-concept had positive effects on subsequent sport performance in both Grade 4 and Grade 6 and for both boys and girls. Coupled with previous REM studies of adolescents in the academic domain, this first test for preadolescents in the sport domain supports the generalizability of REM predictions over gender, self-concept domain, preadolescent ages, and the transition from primary to secondary school. [This study was supported by the Foundation of the Sparkasse Bank of Paderborn.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 6
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Language: English
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