1Yarmouk University, Faculty of Physical Education, Irbid, Jordan
Does the Exercise and Self-Esteem Model Work on Wheelchair Basketball Players?
This study aimed to investigate exercise self-efficacy, physical self-worth, and global self-esteem levels of athletes with physical disabilities. To examine the exercise and self-esteem model on athletes with disabilities, we explored the hierarchical relationship between self-efficacy, physical self-worth, and global self-esteem. Forty-one (N=41) basketball players who participated in the West Asian Championship answered the following three questionnaires: Exercise Self-Efficacy Scale, Physical Self-Description Questionnaire, and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory. Descriptive statistics and the Pearson correlation coefficient were used for data analysis. Study participants achieved relatively high scores in all three variables: exercise self-efficacy (7.67±2.263), physical self-worth (4.41±.953), and global self-esteem (3.13±.516). As a significant correlation was found between exercise self-efficacy and physical self-worth but not between physical self-worth and global self-esteem, the exercise and self-esteem model concept was not supported in the present study.
physical disability, exercise self-efficacy, physical self-worth, global self-esteem, EXSEM
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