Date of Award

Spring 5-2006

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Human Performance and Recreation

Committee Chair

Dr. Dennis Phillips

Committee Chair Department

Human Performance and Recreation

Committee Member 2

Dr. Nancy Speed

Committee Member 2 Department

Human Performance and Recreation

Committee Member 3

Dr. Mark Maneval

Committee Member 3 Department

Human Performance and Recreation

Committee Member 4

Dr. Benito Velasquez

Committee Member 4 Department

Human Performance and Recreation

Committee Member 5

Dr. James T. Johnson

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine if differences existed between female collegiate sport participation and non-participation, as well as female collegiate individual and team sport participation on the total, the specific dimensions of self-concept and supplementary scores as rendered by the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale Second Edition TSCS:2 (Fitts & Warren, 1996). A subject pool of N=190 participants were used. All subjects included in data analysis were female undergraduate students. A multivariate analysis of variance (M ANOVA) was utilized to evaluate effects of sports participation versus non-participation and individual versus team sports participation on self-concept. On sports participation versus non-participation, a statistically significant difference was found on the variables of physical self-concept (M=55.75), family self-concept (M=52.19), and supplementary scores of satisfaction (M=51.80) and behavior (M=52.56). No statistically significant difference was found regarding individual versus team sports participation.

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