Changes in the global self-concept of women through physical fitness training and group counseling

Asci F. H., Akkok F.

PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, vol.105, no.3, pp.1143-1150, 2007 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 105 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/pms.105.4.1143-1150
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1143-1150
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose was to test whether physical fitness training combined with group counseling was more effective for enhancing self-concept of women university Students than counseling, fitness training, or a control condition. 68 women students (M-age = 21.1 yr., SD = 15) voluntarily participated. The physical fitness group, the group counseling group, the physical fitness training combined with group counseling group, and the lecture control group were formed by the Students of two intact classes, General Physical Conditioning and Sports and Exercise Psychology. The Tennessee Self-concept Scale was administered before and after the 10-wk. treatments. A Treatment x Time (4 x 2) analysis of variance with repeated measures yielded significant time effects for global self-concept (p < .05). No significant treatment by time interaction or treatment effect were obtained for the global self-concept.