Physical Self Concept Page: Multiple Dimensions of Self-concept and Sport/Exercise Psychology

Year: 1993

Author: Marsh, Herbert W.

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Self-concept is a multidimensional construct that cannot be understood adequately if its multidimensionality is ignored. Empirical and theoretical support for this claim comes from research with the Self Description Questionnaires and the Marsh/Shavelson self-concept model. Particularly strong support comes from academic self-concept research.

The purpose of the present presentation is to expand support for the claim to the area of physical self-concept. Discussion will focus on the content specificity of Physical self-concept.