Title

Changes in perceptions of competence and global self-worth in Year 11 and 12 dance and physical education students.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Australian Council for Health Physical Education & Recreation Inc

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Biomedical and Sports Science

RAS ID

258

Comments

Originally published as: Rose, E., Blackmore, A. M., & Embrey, L. (2002). Changes in perceptions of competence and global self-worth in Year 11 and 12 dance and physical education students. ACHPER Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 49(2), 7-15. Original article available here

Abstract

Although dance has been an integral component of the secondary school curriculum, little is known of the psychosocial outcomes. As part of a comprehensive investigation of the psychosocial and physiological outcomes of elective dance studies in upper secondary school, this article focuses on competence Motivation Theory. The self-perceptions of girls in Years 11 and 12 were investigated before and after 7 months of dance studies and compared with girls in physical education and girls not undertaking physical activity at school. All girls were tested using the Self-Perception Profile for Adolescents, to measure domain specific perceptions of competence and global self-worth. Participation in dance or physical education did not significantly alter the girls' responses during the 6 months. However, girls who chose dance and physical education in the first place had higher perceptions of athletic competence, physical appearance, romantic appeal, and global self-worth.

 
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