physical self-concept

physical self-concept

a person's perception or description of their physical self, including their physical appearance, typically not involving an evaluative component.
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In a review of studies on self-concept conducted in the 1970s and 1980s, Crain (1996) reported finding differences between Blacks and Whites on physical self-concept, in particular with Blacks scoring higher on physical self-concept than any other group (Crain).
Based on social cognitive theory, and proposed correlates of physical activity in youth, changes over 12 weeks in measures of self-appraisal (general self, physical appearance, physical self-concept, exercise barriers self-efficacy) and mood (tension, vigor), and their relations with voluntary physical activity changes, were assessed within an after-school care physical activity intervention.
Relationship of perceived physical self-concept and physical activity level and sex among young children.
Physical appearance is thought to influence older women's physical self-concept (Shaw, Ebbeck, & Snow, 2000), self-confidence and self-esteem (Norris, Kunes-Connell, & Spelic, 1998), perceived body image and happiness (Stokes & Frederick-Recascino, 2003), and a valuation of health (Hurd, 2000).
Physical self-concept is a construct that focuses on perceptions of self within the physical activity domain.
Physical self-concept describes how the child views his or her body, appearance, skills, and health.
The cooperative setting also significantly enhanced physical self-concept, but the competitive setting produced a significant decline in physical self-concept.
Eftekhari et al [9] examined the effect of exercise classes during the summer on some factors and physical fitness, body composition and physical self-concept among adolescent girls, and the results showed that changes in aerobic power, muscular endurance, flexibility, agility, body mass index, total physical self-concept and selfconcept subscales of the body, the significant difference between the control group and experimental group (p > 0.
These same women also rejected the superwoman ideal, had a positive physical self-concept, and were armed with skills to deal with stress.
Females did not differ from males in physical self-concept.
The Physical Self-Perception Profile (PSPP; Fox, 1990) was utilized in order to measure physical self-concept.
The SDQII-S is adapted from the original extended version and retains the original eleven scales, including three areas of academic self-concept, two areas of physical self-concept, three areas of relationship self-concept, and also scales for emotional stability, honesty-trust worthiness and general self-concept.

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