Gender and cultural differences in sport participation-related psychological profiles of secondary school children in four nations

Cheuk Kuen Eric TSANG, Attila SZABO

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Abstract

Competitive anxiety (CA), task and ego orientation (TEO), and extrinsic and intrinsic motivation were studied in 1086 secondary school children from Hong Kong (HK), Britain, Hungary, and Romania. Statistically significant nation by gender interactions emerged for TEO as well as extrinsic motivation. Apart from HK where the highest scores for TEO were recorded, boys generally scored higher than girls on all dependent measures except CA for which the inverse results emerged. Children in the four nations showed statistically significantly different response profile in the studied measures. This research substantiates the need for local/cultural research data in developing sport education programmes.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

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cultural difference
schoolchild
extrinsic motivation
gender-specific factors
secondary school
Sports
participation
Hong Kong
anxiety
intrinsic motivation
Romania
Hungary
gender
interaction
education

Citation

Tsang, E. C. K., & Szabo, A. (2004, August). Gender and cultural differences in sport participation-related psychological profiles of secondary school children in four nations. Paper presented at the 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

Keywords

  • Development of Subject Knowledge
  • Sports Science