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Poster

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

Sarah L. Hutson-Comeaux
Denison University

Erin M. Gartner
Denison University

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.

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