Physical Activity and Self Concept: A Humanistic Intervention: In Sport and Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies

Susan O'Neill, John Kremer

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Abstract

Self-concept plays a significant role in determining patterns of engagement with physical activity, as well as being inextricably linked to physical appearance more generally for both genders. The social constructions of both gender and physical activity interact to determine motives and barriers to participation. Until recently, cognitive appraisals or the personal meanings attaching to physical activity have been afforded scant regard in the sport and exercise psychology literature but now are acknowledged as important in genuinely understanding participation behaviour. Consequently, qualitative, idiographic and hermeneutic methods are also now considered appropriate for providing more in-depth understanding of exercise/well-being phenomena. In turn, interventions that accommodate the subjective states of the individual are now accepted as crucial to the adoption and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle incorporating appropriate levels of physical activity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport and Exercise Psychology: Practitioner Case Studies
Subtitle of host publicationPhysical Activity and Self Concept: A Humanistic Intervention
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages333-354
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

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