Frequency of Physical Exercise and Physical Multidimensional Self-Awareness in Adolescence

Rafael E. Reigal Garrido

Antonio Videra García

*Corresponding author: Rafael E. Reigal Garrido

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Reigal Garrido, RE, & Videra García, A. (2011). Frequency of Physical Exercise and Physical Multidimensional Self-Awareness in Adolescence. Apuntes. Educación Física y Deportes, 105 , 28-34.



This work explores the relationships existing between the practice of physical sports and physical multidimensional selfawareness, brought out in various research (Alvariñas & González, 2004; Candel, Olmedilla, & Blas, 2008; Hellín, 2007; Goñi & Zulaica, 2000). The sample used was composed of 2,079 adolescents from Malaga city, students in the 3rd and 4th year of secondary school and the 1st year baccalaureate, of ages between 14 and 17 years (M = 15.62; DT = 0.95). After collecting data relating to physical practice, we obtained information on their physical self-awareness from the Physical Selfawareness Questionnaire (PSQ) prepared by Goñi, Ruiz de Azúa, and Liberal, I. (2004), in which the following dimensions can be established: physical ability, physical condition, physical attraction and strength, as well as measuring general physical self-awareness and general self-awareness. The results found indicated that individuals who practised more physical sports per week gained better points in the Physical Self-awareness Questionnaire (PSQ), with significant differences in all
cases except in the general self-awareness sub-scale.

Keywords: Adolescence, Physical Practice, Physical Self-Swareness.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: July 15, 2010

Accepted: October 14, 2010

Published: July 01, 2011