Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education Social Sciences and Humanities (ICESSHum 2019)

Gender and Physical Self-Concept Differences among College Students

Authors
Wulandari Putri, Kuston Sultoni, Lilis Rianita, Adang Suherman
Corresponding Author
Wulandari Putri
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.34How to use a DOI?
Keywords
gender, physical activities, physical self-concept.
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education Social Sciences and Humanities (ICESSHum 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-768-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icesshum-19.2019.34How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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