Measuring perceived competence and global self-worth in children: implications for Australian boys and girls in the physical domain / Elizabeth Rose and Dawne Larkin

Rose, Elizabeth and Larkin, Dawne (2005) Measuring perceived competence and global self-worth in children: implications for Australian boys and girls in the physical domain / Elizabeth Rose and Dawne Larkin. Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation, 1 (1). pp. 35-50. ISSN 1823-3198

Abstract

In this study we examined the validity of the Self-Perception Profile Children (SPPC; Harter, 1985) with 8 to 11 year old Australian girls (n = 200) and boys in = 180). We also looked at the relationship between perceived athletic competence and actual movement competence as measured by the MAND (McCarron, 1982). Although some correlations between athletic self-perceptions and actual motor competence were significant, they were low and varied by age and gender. ANOVAs revealed differences across gender and grade. Interactions for physical appearance and global self-worth showed girls' self-perceptions lowered from grade 4 to 6. First and second-order factor analyses for the total sample and the girls subsample supported Harter's model, but the factor pattern for boys differed.
The differences found between girls and boys demonstrate the importance of examining their developmental responses separately.

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Item Type: Article
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Rose, Elizabeth
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Larkin, Dawne
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Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Perception
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Differential psychology. Individuality. Self
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Children. Child development
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Sport Science and Recreation
Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Malaysian Journal of Sport Science and Recreation (MJSSR)
ISSN: 1823-3198
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 35-50
Keywords: Perceived competence, Children
Date: 2005
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11662
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