Physical self-concept and self-esteem mediate cross-sectional relations of physical activity and sport participation with depression symptoms among adolescent girls.

@article{Dishman2006PhysicalSA,
  title={Physical self-concept and self-esteem mediate cross-sectional relations of physical activity and sport participation with depression symptoms among adolescent girls.},
  author={Rod K. Dishman and Derek P. Hales and Karin Pfeiffer and Gwen A Felton and Ruth P Saunders and Dianne Stanton Ward and Marsha Dowda and Russell R Pate},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={396-407}
}
The authors tested whether physical self-concept and self-esteem would mediate cross-sectional relations of physical activity and sport participation with depression symptoms among 1,250 girls in 12th grade. There was a strong positive relation between global physical self-concept and self-esteem and a moderate inverse relation between self-esteem and depression symptoms. Physical activity and sport participation each had an indirect, positive relation with global physical self-concept that was… CONTINUE READING

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