The study of the self concept of church college and state university athletes and non-athletes

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Elizabeth H. Hunsberger (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible effect of intercollegiate basketball participation on the real-ideal self-concept congruency of Mennonite and non-Mennonite women athletes. Subjects in this study were freshmen and sophomores from two Mennonite colleges, a state university and a state college, The Q-sort technique was selected to measure the real-ideal self-concept congruency. Doudlah's sorting statements were used. The experimenter administered the Q-sort to each subject prior to and after a regularly scheduled basketball season. Correlation coefficients between the real-sort and ideal-sort were computed for each subject after the administration of the Q-sorts. A three-way analysis of variance was used to determine if there was a difference in self-concepts before and after the basketball season between athletes and non-athletes and Mennonites and non-Mennonites. The following results were obtained: 1. There was a significant difference between the pre and post real-ideal correlations for the total group. 2. There was no difference between athletes and nonathletes before or after the basketball season. 3. There was no difference between Mennonites and non-Mennonites before or after the basketball season. 

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Language: English
Date: 1971

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