Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
versión impresa ISSN 0120-0534
FERNANDEZ, Juan Gregorio; CONTRERAS, Onofre Ricardo; GARCIA, Luis Miguel y GONZALEZ VILLORA, Sixto. Physical Self-concept depending on the kind of physical activity practised and motivation to it. rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.42, n.2, pp. 251-263. ISSN 0120-0534.
The aim of this study was to analyze differences among physical self-concept domains according to the kind of physical activity and the reasons that motivate it, giving special consideration of physical attractiveness as a self-concept domain. Two questionnaires (Physical Self-concept Questionnaire, CAF, and Motives of practicing sport Questionnaire) were administered to 894 teenagers aged 12-17. Results show physical self-concept is significantly lower, mainly in women, in those sports in which the aesthetic factor is relevant or is practiced in order to improve physical appearance. In these sports both general and physical self-concept were more devalued, especially in the attractive body scale. What is more, women participating in this study presented aesthetic motivations linked to worse physical perception and general self-concept. Subsequently, self-concept, the kind of practise and motivation are linked to teenage women body dissatisfaction.
Palabras llave : physical self-concept; sport; motivation; adolescence.