Physical Self-Awareness and its Relationship with Gender and Age in Physical Education Students

José Antonio Soriano-Llorca

Leandro Navas-Martínez

Francisco Pablo Holgado-Tello

*Corresponding author: José Antonio Soriano Llorca jantonio_soriano@hotmail.com

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Soriano Llorca, JM, Navas Martínez, L., & Holgado Tello, FP (2011). Physical Self-Awareness and its Relationship with Gender and Age in Physical Education Students. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 106, 36-41.  https://dx.doi.org/10.5672/apunts.2014-0983.es.(2011/4).106.04

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Abstract

This study is founded on physical self-awareness. The most accepted structure of physical self-awareness is that which considers four dimensions (Fox & Corbin, 1989): physical ability, physical condition, physical attraction and strength (Asci, Asci, & Zorba, 1999; Cox, 2009; Goñi & Ruiz de Azúa, 2009; Gutiérrez, Moreno, & Sicilia, 1999). The aim of this study was to find possible differences in the dimensions of physical self-awareness according to gender and, within this, according to age, in the area of Physical Education. 574 students in Compulsory Secondary Education in the Valencia Community took part, aged between 11 and 17 years, and answered the SPQ Questionnaire. The results show differences in various dimensions of physical self-awareness according to gender and according to age. The discussion seeks to give an explanation for these differences.

Keywords: Age, Gender, Physical Education, Physical Self-Swareness, Secondary Education, Self-Awareness.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: March 29, 2010

Accepted: May 27, 2010

Published: October 01, 2011