The effect of trampolining activity on physical self-perception in junior secondary boys

Wah Edward CHOW

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Abstract

In the past decades, most self-esteem intervention studies involved fitness training and adventure-based activities but not sport skill development programmes. In this study, 40 Chinese grade 7 boys took part in eight 2-hour trampolining sessions. Moderate increase in self-esteem was revealed (effect size = .46). The best and the worst learning outcomes were found in conditions that supported task-involvement (informing participants their performance ranks) and ego-involvement (informing participants their personal improvements) respectively, though no significant differences in skill proficiency were found in the participants. This study provided strong evidence for promoting task goals and suppressing ego goals in physical education.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004

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self-image
self-esteem
physical education
fitness
Sports
school grade
learning
performance
evidence

Citation

Chow, E. (2004, August). The effect of trampolining activity on physical self-perception in junior secondary boys. Paper presented at the 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China.

Keywords

  • Secondary Education
  • Development of Disciplinary Knowledge (e.g. Sociology, Psychology)