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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A

Self-handicapping and self-esteem: A study of gender differences among individual sports personnel


Author(s): Dr. Mahender Singh and Beenu Varma

Abstract: Aim: The aim of the present research was to study the gender differences among individual sports personnel with self-handicapping and self-esteem.
Introduction: Self-handicapping is also associated with a variety of stable characteristics that may contribute to self-handicapping behavior such as low self-esteem, low perceptions of control, high self-consciousness and a belief that intelligence is a fixed trait. Self-evaluation is important because the subject is able to assess what they know, what they do not know, what they would like to know. To eradicate the self-handicapping behavior because it is associated with lower achievement self-esteem need to grow and enhance.
Sample: For this purpose a data of 100 (50 males and 50 females) players aged 18-23 years was collected. The sample was selected on the basis of individual sport.
Tools Used
. Self-Handicapping Scale by Jones & Rhodewalt (1982)
. Self-Esteem Scale by Rosenberg (1982):
Results and Conclusion: It was concluded that there exist gender differences in self-handicapping and the t value was 2.840 which was significant. The t value for self-esteem among individual sports personnel was 1.996 which was significant at 0.01 level. It was also found that there was negative and significant association (r = -0.480) between self-handicapping and self-esteem among individual sports personnel.


Pages: 40-42  |  17 Views  5 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Mahender Singh and Beenu Varma. Self-handicapping and self-esteem: A study of gender differences among individual sports personnel. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(1): 40-42.
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