Predictors and correlates of self-esteem in deaf athletes
Uchida, Wakaki, Marsh, Herbert W. and Hashimoto, Kimio. (2015) Predictors and correlates of self-esteem in deaf athletes. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity. 8(1), pp. 21 - 30. https://doi.org/10.5507/euj.2015.002
|Authors||Uchida, Wakaki, Marsh, Herbert W. and Hashimoto, Kimio|
The aims of this study were to examine the association between different aspects of self-esteem and level of sport competition and to assess the associations between self-esteem and age, length of participation in sport, and number of dramatic sport experiences in deaf athletes. One hundred and twelve congenitally deaf Japanese athletes completed the Self-Positiveness Scale (SPS) and the Inventory of Dramatic Experience for Sport (IDES). A correlational analysis demonstrated moderate to weak relationships between all of the SPS subscales except self-acceptance and public self-consciousness. One-way ANOVAs revealed that international athletes had fewer negative relationships with others and more dramatic sport experiences. Multiple regression analysis indicated that dramatic sport experiences significantly predicted self-acceptance, self-achievement, life satisfaction, negative relationships with others, and self-disclosure. Thus, dramatic sport experiences can enhance some aspects of self-esteem.
|Keywords||dramatic sport experiences; level of competition; duration of sport participation|
|Journal||European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity|
|Journal citation||8 (1), pp. 21 - 30|
|Publisher||European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.5507/euj.2015.002|
|Open access||Open access|
|Page range||21 - 30|
|Research Group||Institute for Positive Psychology and Education|
This work was supported by JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B), Grant Number 23700731.
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