Predicting global self-esteem in early adolescence: The importance of individual and gender-specific importance of perceived sports competence.

Rubeli, Benjamin; Oswald, Esther; Conzelmann, Achim; Schmidt, Mirko (2020). Predicting global self-esteem in early adolescence: The importance of individual and gender-specific importance of perceived sports competence. Sport, exercise, and performance psychology, 9(4), pp. 519-531. American Psychological Association 10.1037/spy0000196

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One important issue in exercise psychology is to determine the mechanisms behind the
relationship between exercise and self-esteem. This study tested the assumption that the
effect of perceived sports competence on early adolescent’s global self-esteem depends
on individual and gender-specific importance ratings. A total of 257 adolescents
participated in this cross-sectional study, in which they completed paper–pencil questionnaires to measure the perceived sports competence, the importance of sports
competence, global physical self-concept, and global self-esteem. Using structural
equation modeling procedures, the individual and gender-specific importance hypotheses
were tested. Results revealed that the effect of perceived sports competence on
global self-esteem is moderated by individual importance. Although boys rated sports
as more important than girls, the regression coefficients were not different. In summary,
the present study supports an individual, but not a gender-specific, importance hypothesis
with regard to the relation

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Pedagogy

UniBE Contributor:

Rubeli, Benjamin; Oswald, Esther Katrin; Conzelmann, Achim and Schmidt, Mirko

Subjects:

700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

2157-3905

Publisher:

American Psychological Association

Language:

English

Submitter:

Edith Desideria Imthurn

Date Deposited:

04 Dec 2020 15:41

Last Modified:

16 Dec 2020 17:04

Publisher DOI:

10.1037/spy0000196

Uncontrolled Keywords:

self-worth, physical self-concept, centrality, moderation, sex

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.149066

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/149066

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