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The Role of Relational Schemas, Motivational Orientation, and Physical Self-Esteem in the Physical Self-Concept

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Title: The Role of Relational Schemas, Motivational Orientation, and Physical Self-Esteem in the Physical Self-Concept
Author: Bromberger, Bianca
Advisor: Lilgendahl, Jennifer L.
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Psychology
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 23445 bytes210594 bytes
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: The reasons why an individual is physically active and his or her physical self-esteem are intimately related to perceptions of others during physically active experiences. The current study examined how participants’ motivation orientation for physical activity and physical self-esteem interacted with relational schemas for a significant other in an authority position with regards to a physical activity. The study consisted of two portions: an experimental section in which participants’ were asked to write about their anticipated thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in response to a physical failure in the presence of a coach or the same experience when alone. In the second section, participants were asked to provide a self-defining memory of a physically active experience. Qualities of these anticipated reactions and memories were correlated with participants’ levels of physical self-esteem and motivational orientation, but failed to demonstrate any significant results. Though the hypotheses were not supported, several interesting correlations were observed and suggest fruitful future directions for research in this area of social psychology.
Subject: Self-esteem
Subject: Exercise -- Psychological aspects
Subject: Body image -- Psychological aspects
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/1438

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Bromberger, Bianca. "The Role of Relational Schemas, Motivational Orientation, and Physical Self-Esteem in the Physical Self-Concept". 2008. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/1438.

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