Is it possible to enhance the physical self-concept of university students’ using a cognitive intervention?

Authors

  • Inge Axpe Universidad del País Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU)
  • Guillermo Infante Borinaga Universidad del País Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU)
  • Arantza Fernández Zabala Universidad del País Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.12.1.11864

Keywords:

physical self-concept, cognitive intervention, psycho-educative program, university students

Abstract

The interest raised during the last decade about the factors involved in the personal well-being has shown the positive relation between life satisfaction and physical self-concept. Improving the physical self-perception of people, especially during adolescence and youth, would contribute both to their physical and mental health, and therefore, boost their life satisfaction. Despite, there is a lack of intervention proposals which, from a multidimensional and cognitive approach, try to improve the physical self-concept of young people. This study presents and evaluates a program of those features, implemented with 171 university students (112 in the experimental group, mean age 20.00 years, SD = 3.36; and 59 students in the control group, mean age 20.10 years; SD = 3.44). After the completion of the program, no statistically significant differences are found in the physical self-concept scores of the experimental group. Nonetheless, those results suppose relevant information in order to identify the more effective characteristics which future intervention designs should consider to booster their efficacy. 

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Published

2015-09-21

How to Cite

Axpe, I., Infante Borinaga, G., & Fernández Zabala, A. (2015). Is it possible to enhance the physical self-concept of university students’ using a cognitive intervention?. Acción Psicológica, 12(1), 23–34. https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.12.1.11864

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Artículos de temática libre [Selection of articles]