Gender and Physical Self-Concept Differences among College Students
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- gender, physical activities, physical self-concept.
The individual Physical Self-Concept has a significant impact on individual involvement in physical activities. Gender, as one of individual identity, becomes one of key moderators between physical activity and physical self-concept. Therefore, this study was aimed at investigating gender differences in Physical Self-Concept, especially among College Students. The study was conducted under comparative method. The instrument of the study was short version of Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (PSDQ-S) consisting forty items divided into eleven categories related to Physical Self-Concept. The questionnaire was distributed to 322 college students, 92 female students and 230 male students, coming from different study backgrounds. The questionnaire was analyzed through independent t-test. The findings showed that male students gained higher scores in ten of eleven categories. Female students gained higher score only on global physical category. Significant differences between male and female students’ physical self-concept were found in seven categories including coordination, physically active, sport competence, appearance, strength, flexibility, and endurance. Male students were found to have significant higher physical self-concept scores in the seven categories. The data conclude that male students had higher physical self-concept than female students. It is highly suggested that the ways of increasing students’ physical self-concept are implemented.
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TY - CONF AU - Wulandari Putri AU - Kuston Sultoni AU - Lilis Rianita AU - Adang Suherman PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Gender and Physical Self-Concept Differences among College Students BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education Social Sciences and Humanities (ICESSHum 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 211 EP - 217 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.34 DO - 10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.34 ID - Putri2019/08 ER -