Veridicality of self-concept of strengths in male adolescents

Schmidt, Mirko; Valkanover, Stefan; Conzelmann, Achim (2013). Veridicality of self-concept of strengths in male adolescents. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 116(3), pp. 1029-1042. Ammons Scientific 10.2466/06.10.PMS.116.3.1029-1042

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Changes in physical self-concept and veridicality (i.e., the appropriateness of one’s self-perceptions to reality) during childhood and adolescence are related to performance in physical fi tness, exercise, and global self-esteem, particularly in male adolescents. This cross-sectional study examined the relation between the self-concept of strength and actual strength in groups of male adolescents ages 12 to 15 years. For this purpose, 889 male adolescents (M age = 13.2 yr., SD = 1.0) were questioned about their self-concept of strength, after which a test of strength was carried out. The results showed that the correlation between self- concept of strength and actual strength was higher in older (14- and 15-year-old) than younger (12- and 13-year-old) adolescents. There was a statistically signifi cant association between age group and veridicality, indicating that realistic self-concept is underrepresented among younger, but overrepresented among older adolescents. No association was found between the adolescents’ physical activity and veridicality. The consequences for further research on the development of veridicality in the physical domain are discussed.

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 Science I

UniBE Contributor:

Schmidt, Mirko; Valkanover, Stefan and Conzelmann, Achim

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

0031-5125

Publisher:

Ammons Scientific

Language:

English

Submitter:

Mirko Schmidt

Date Deposited:

28 Feb 2014 09:43

Last Modified:

12 Sep 2017 16:10

Publisher DOI:

10.2466/06.10.PMS.116.3.1029-1042

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.40953

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/40953

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