Life adjustement correlates of physical self-concepts

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Title translated into German:Korrelationen der Lebenseinrichtung hinsichtlich des koerperlichen Selbstkonzeptes
Author:Sonstroem, Robert J.; Potts, Stephanie A.
Published in:Medicine and science in sports and exercise
Published:28 (1996), 5 , S. 619-625, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:0195-9131, 1530-0315
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Identification number:PU199607108559

Author's abstract

This research tested relationship between physical self-concepts and contemporary measures of life adjustment. University students (119 females, 126 males) completed the Physical Self-Perception Profile assessing self-concepts of sports competence, physical condition, attractive body, strength, and general physical self-woorth. Multiple regression found significant associations (P<0.05 to P<0.001) in hypothesized directions between physical self-concepts and positive affect, negative affect, depression, and health complaints in 17 of 20 analyses. Thirteen of these relationships remained significant when controlling for the Bonferroni effect. Hierarchical multiple regression examined the unique contribution of physical self-perceptions in predicting each adjustment variable after accounting for the effects of global self-esteem and two measures of social desirability. Physical self-concepts significantly improved associations with life adjustment (P<0.05 to P<0.05) in three of the eight analyses across gender and approached significance in three others. These data demonstrate that self-perceptions of physical competence in college students are essentially related to life adjustment, independent of the effects of social desirability and global self-esteem. These links are mainly with perceptions of sport competence in males and with perceptions of physical condition, attractive body, and general physical self-worth in both males and females. Verf.-Referat