Relations between the physical activity, physical self-concept, expectations, perceived value and perceived difficulty

Authors

  • Igor Esnaola Universidad del País Vasco
  • Lorena Revuelta Universidad del País Vasco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.6.2.219

Keywords:

Physical self-concept, physical activity, perceived value, perceived difficulty and expectations of success

Abstract

The aim of this study has been to analyze the relations among the physical self-concept, the expectations of success, the perceived value and the difficulty perceived of the physical activity. The sample consists of 300 teenagers between 12 and 24 years, with an average of 18.64 years. The results indicate that the active people (those who practise some physical activity more than two days a week) have better perceptions than the inactive people in the physical ability, physical condition, strength, general physical self-concept and general self-concept, having in addition better expectations of success in the physical activities. Likewise, we have found significant correlations among the scales; it is to say, people who are perceived well in the general, physical self-concept and the specific subdomains, have a high perceived value of the physical activity, have an expectation of success and perceive with minor difficulty the physical activity. Finally, as for the differences between gender, we have found differences in favour of males in physical ability, physical condition, physical attractive, strength, physical self-concept, general self-concept, perceived value, perceived difficulty, and expectation of success.

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Author Biographies

Igor Esnaola, Universidad del País Vasco

Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación

Lorena Revuelta, Universidad del País Vasco

Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación

How to Cite

Esnaola, I., & Revuelta, L. (2012). Relations between the physical activity, physical self-concept, expectations, perceived value and perceived difficulty. Acción Psicológica, 6(2), 31–43. https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.6.2.219

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Artículos del monográfico [Monograph´s articles]