M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Basketball; Self-perception in children
Self-concept is one of the most important constructs in an individual's life. It is the backbone of personal development. The purpose of the present study is to determine whether adolescent students participating in an interscholastic athletic program (basketball) accomplish more substantial gains in self-concept than their non-participant peers. The Tennessee Self-Concept Scale (TSCS:2) was used to assess the baseline data of 40 high school students. Twenty of the students composed the non-active control group, while 20 students composed the experimental, active group. After a ten-week interval, post-test data was gathered. Although results differed based on individual scores, on the average, participants involved in the interscholastic activity program did not accomplish a significant gain in self-concept as compared to their non-participant Counterparts.
Lawrence, Melanie L., "The impact of interscholastic activity program participation on self-concept" (1997). Theses and Dissertations. 2082.