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Journal:   OLYMPIC   SUMMER 2008 , Volume 16 , Number 2 (SERIAL 42); Page(s) 87 To 96.
 
Paper: 

COMPARISON BETWEEN SELF-PERCEPTION OF PHYSICAL COMPETENCE OF ACTIVE AND INACTIVE STUDENTS: THE ROLE OF GENDER AND BODY COMPOSITION

 
 
Author(s):  BAYAT HAMID*, FAROKHI AHMAD, GAEINI A.A.
 
* UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN
 
Abstract: 

The purpose of present research is to compare the selfperception of physical competence of active and inactive students by consideration of gender and also inspect the relation between body composition and self-perception of physical competence. 107 active and inactive boys and girls students (18 up to 28 years old) that are selected randomly from Tehran University constitute Statistical sample; in present research to gather up information, two questionnaires were used: physical activity evaluation questionnaire, for evaluation of state of activity of subject (active or inactive); physical self-descriptive questionnaire, that included 3 subscales: body fat subscale, body appearance subscale, and whole body subscale, to specify the amount of self-perception of physical competence of subject. Also to evaluate body composition Inbody (Body Composition Analysis) plant is used. The used statistical method includes 2-Way ANOVA and Pierson correlation coefficient analysis test. Results showed that physical activity, gender and interaction of body activity with gender have significant effect on self-perception of physical competence. In the other words, active individuals compared to inactive and boys compared to girls have more positive attitude about their physical competence. Also correlation results showed that there is significant reverse relation between self-perception of physical competence and obesity factors (e.g. BMI, WHR, and body fat percent).

 
Keyword(s): BODY COMPOSITION, BODY PERCEPTION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
 
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