Higher Physical Self-Esteem, Masculinity, and Role Conflict Among Female Athletes
Poster Session IX - Board: IX-090
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall
Female athletes in feminine and masculine sports and female non-athletes completed measures of global self-esteem, physical self-esteem, gender roles, and role conflict. Athletes had higher physical self-esteem, and athletes in masculine sports were higher in masculinity and role conflict. Regression analyses demonstrated the importance of physical self-esteem in predicting global self-esteem.