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Title: Understanding the relationship between physical activity and physical self-perception in adolescent females: the role of body image
Authors: Fernandez-Bustos, Juan G.
Gonzalez-Marti, Irene
Contreras Jordan, Onofre R.
Papathomas, Anthony
Cuevas Campos, Ricardo
Keywords: Body image
Physical self-concept
Physical activity
Adolescence
Female
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: FERNANDEZ-BUSTOS, J.G. ... et al., 2016. Understanding the relationship between physical activity and physical self-perception in adolescent females: the role of body image. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, in press.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to explore the role of body image concern in the relationship between physical activity and physical self-concept. A total of 441 Spanish adolescent college females aged 12 to 17 completed the Physical Self-Concept Questionnaire (CAF), the Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ) and Gardner´s Scale for the Assessment of Body Image. Data on body mass index (BMI) and participation in physical activity were also collected. The results showed a positive relationship between physical activity and physical self-concept with all its subdimensions, as well as general self-concept. This relationship was notably higher in the absence of body image concern. However, no relationship was found between exercise and the subdimension of body attractiveness in the case of adolescents who were dissatisfied with their bodies. This emphasizes the importance of a healthy body image in shaping an adolescent female’s self-concept.
Description: Closed access until 12 months after publication
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21019
Publisher Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?journalCode=rijs20#.VxjuvrIrKM8
ISSN: 1557-251X
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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