Physical and sports activity, self-concept and school performance in portuguese adolescents

  • Raquel Vila-Chã Maciel University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
  • Ana Marisa Costa University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
  • Cláudia Nunes University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
  • Pedro Gavazzo Rodrigues University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to study the relations between of physical activity/sports, self-concept and school performance, among youngsters between 12 and 19 years of age. Comparisons were also made taking into consideration the recommendations of physical exercise (American College of Sports Medicine/American Heart Association. The sample consisted of 624 individuals (268 males, 354 females and 2 unclassified by sex). Self-concept was measured with the Self-Description Questionnaire II (SDQ-II) translated and validated for Portuguese by Gonçalves e Vasconcelos-Raposo. Academic achievement/ school performance was defined based on the number of times the individuals failed. The results showed that there are positive relationships between physical activity and several dimensions of the self-concept and a negative correlations between level of physical activity and academic achievement.


 

Published
Apr 2, 2020
How to Cite
MACIEL, Raquel Vila-Chã et al. Physical and sports activity, self-concept and school performance in portuguese adolescents. PsychTech & Health Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 16-29, apr. 2020. ISSN 2184-1004. Available at: <http://psychtech-journal.com/index.php/psychtech/article/view/102>. Date accessed: 25 may 2020.