Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1793

Full Length Research Paper

A comparative study on American and Turkish students’ self esteem in terms of sport participation: A study on psychological health

Korkmaz Yiğiter
  • Korkmaz Yiğiter
  • School of Physical Education and Sport, Düzce University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 21 January 2014
  •  Accepted: 27 June 2014
  •  Published: 10 August 2014

Abstract

The present research was conducted in order to compare self-esteem of American students with Turkish students in terms of the sport participation at the universities. For this purpose, a total of 460 students (Mage=19,61±1,64) voluntarily participated in the study from two universities. As data collection tool, Rosenberg (1965) Self-esteem Scale was used to determine scores of the self-esteem in relation to participants. There was a significant statistically difference in self-esteem between students doing sports and those not doing sports  in both countries (0,001, p<0.05). There was a significant statistically difference between American and Turkish students in terms of the sport participation (0,001, p>0.05). These findings were evaluated and discussed in terms of the self-esteem of university students.

Key words: Self-esteem, sport participation, students.