Physical activity and the associations with self-efficacy, self-esteem and body image
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BA (Hons) Psychology
Dublin Business School
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This study provided a quantitative correlational review of the relationships between physical activity and self-esteem, body image and self-efficacy. A total of (n=195) participants took part in this study ranging between 16 and 65 years old. Measurements included where the International Physical Activity Questionnaire short form, the Rosenberg Self Esteem scale, the Body Esteem scale and the General Self-Efficacy scale. The results of correlational coefficients found significant relationships between physical activity and self-efficacy (r=.158), physical activity and upper body strength (r=.220), physical activity and physical condition for males (r=.294), physical activity and physical condition for females (r=.391), physical activity and sexual attractiveness (r=.135). No significant relationships was found between physical activity and self-esteem, physical activity and physical attractiveness and physical activity and weight concern. Author keywords: Physical Activity, self-esteem, self-efficacy & body image