Participation in organized sport and self-esteem across adolescence: the mediating role of perceived sport competence
2014 (English)In: Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology (JSEP), ISSN 0895-2779, E-ISSN 1543-2904, Vol. 36, no 6, 584-594 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of the study was to test longitudinal (2 years across three occasions) associations between sport participation (SP) and self-esteem (SE) across adolescence (10–18 years), addressing the mediating role of perceived sport competence (PSC) from a developmental perspective. Three waves of data were collected from three age cohorts (10–12, 13–15, and 16–18 years) of school-aged youth (N = 1358). The results demonstrate that SP and SE are related across time and that PSC has an important mediating role in this relationship, both from a skill development and a self-enhancement perspective. In the skill development model, the mediating role of PSC was significantly stronger in the youngest cohort whereas the effect of PSC on subsequent SP in the self-enhancement model was significantly stronger in the 13–15 age group compared with the youngest age group.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 36, no 6, 584-594 p.
youth sport, adolescence, skill development, self-enhancement
Other Social Sciences Sport and Fitness Sciences
Research subject Sports Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38163DOI: 10.1123/jsep.2013-0137ISI: 000348491000004PubMedID: 25602141OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-38163DiVA: diva2:860799