A comparison of self-concept in the "normal environment" and a competitive athletic situation

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dc.contributor.advisor Wittig, Arno F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Traywick, James David en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:33Z
dc.date.created 1979 en_US
dc.date.issued 1979
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1979 .T73 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182028
dc.description.abstract The researcher began with a fundamental question: Are the personality traits of basketball players in a "normal environment"--the individual's self-concept outside of competitive athletics--different from the individual's self-concept when involved in competitive athletics?The method employed in this study was to use self-administering scales. These consisted of self-descriptive statements that the subject used to portray his own picture of himself. The Fitts Tennessee Self-Concept Scale was used to measure the self-concept of the individual in his "normal environment." A paraphrased scale developed by the author was used to measure the individual's self-concept as a basketball player. Fifty-five high school male basketball players from a large midwestern city completed the two scales.The following results were indicated: (1) the physical self is either more important or at least judged better in the "normal environment" than in athletic competition; (2) the family self in the "normal environment" was significantly more important than in athletic competition; and (3) the social self in athletic competition was significantly more important than in the "normal environment."
dc.format.extent iv, 30 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Self-perception. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Personality tests. en_US
dc.title A comparison of self-concept in the "normal environment" and a competitive athletic situation en_US
dc.title.alternative Self-concept in the "normal environment" and a competitive athletic situation. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/264671 en_US

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