Perceived somatotype as related to self-concept in Nigerian adolescent high school students.

  • Solomon Olu
  • Published 1991 in
    The Journal of sports medicine and physical…

Abstract

Some 288 Nigerian high school male adolescents in two different age brackets were administered the perceived somatotype scale and the Tennessee self-concept scale to determine the trend of self-concept ratings among subjects differentiated according to perceived somatotype-self, ideal and self-ideal discrepancy. Series of one-way ANOVA revealed significant differences in global self-concept among the perceived somatotype-self (PSS), the perceived somatotype-ideal (PSI) and perceived somatotype discrepancy (PSD) groups. Univariate analyses showed that the PSS groups differ significantly in all dimensions of self-concept except moral-ethical dimension. The PSI groups differed significantly on all self-concept dimensions except the behavioural and the moral-ethical self subscales. This study, which also revealed that perceived-ideal somatotype and self-ideal somatotype discrepancy differentiated markedly among measures of self-concept, is consistent with those obtained from other parts of the world.

Cite this paper

@article{Olu1991PerceivedSA, title={Perceived somatotype as related to self-concept in Nigerian adolescent high school students.}, author={Solomon Olu}, journal={The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness}, year={1991}, volume={31 4}, pages={611-7} }