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Associations between Self-Esteem and Subjective Sport Performance in Gaelic Players.

Hurst, Chloe (2016) Associations between Self-Esteem and Subjective Sport Performance in Gaelic Players. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Introduction: The game of Gaelic football has been growing in popularity over the past number of years. Subjective sport performance (SSP) in Gaelic football players has been an under researched topic. Although, it is suggested that many factors influence an individual’s levels of subjective performance which include self – esteem (SE), age, gender and country of residence.
Method: There were 119 participants in this study (68 males and 53 females) with age ranging from 18 – 41 years. 82 participants were located in Ireland and the rest were from other countries. SE was measured with the Rosenberg Self – Esteem Scale (RSES) and SSP was measured using the Physical Activity and Sports Anxiety scale (PASAS).
Results: It was found that there was a moderate, positive correlation between SSP and SE with higher scores of SE correlating with higher levels of SSP. Additionally, female Gaelic players had higher levels of SE than men, which is on the contrary of relevant research. There was no significant difference in age groups and levels of SSP. Additionally, there was no significant relationship with SSP and country of residence.
Discussion: The results from this study are profound as they highlight what affects an individual’s levels of subjective sport performance and what does not. As this study is the first of its kind, that presents with new and under researched areas of sport psychology, makes this study influential.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Timothy Lawless
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 16:17
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 17:20

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