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Self-Concept in Young Mexicans, a Comparison by Gender
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 163-165
Received: Oct. 8, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 21, 2015; Published: Oct. 31, 2015
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Jose R. Blanco, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Judith M. Rodriguez-Villalobos, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Juan C. Barron, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
Hector L. Medina, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México
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Abstract
The purpose of the present study was to compare the profiles of self-concept between men and women mexican university students. A total sample of 1518 participants, 815 women and 703 men, aged 18-26 years participated in this study. A quantitative approach with a descriptive and transversal survey design was used. All the participants completed the Self-concept Questionnaire AUDIM de Rodríguez and Fernández (2011). The results of the one-way multivariate analysis of variance, followed by the one-way univariate analyses of variance, showed that compared with the women, the men obtained higher scores on the subscales Academic Self-concept, Social Self-concept, Physical Self-concept, and Personal Self-concept. However, in the General Self-concept subscale statistically significant differences were not found. Because of the differences between men and women in their perception of self-concept found, these findings suggest that in order to design any intervention for improving the perceived physical self-concept of the students, the variable gender should be taken into account.
Keywords
Self-Concept, Student’s Beliefs, Gender Differences, Self-Perception
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Jose R. Blanco, Judith M. Rodriguez-Villalobos, Juan C. Barron, Hector L. Medina, Self-Concept in Young Mexicans, a Comparison by Gender, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 163-165. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20150406.16
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