Analysis of physical self-concept in secondary school students participating in the Project Sport Specialization of Madrid

Diego Barrio Hernanz, Miguel-Ángel Gómez-Ruano, Maria Isabel Barriopedro Moro


The aim of the present study was twofold: 1º) To analyse the effect of physical education developed during the Projects Sport Education of Madrid on students’ physical self-concept; and 2º) to identify the importance of extra-curricular physical activity developed by the students on their physical self-concept. The sample was composed of 516 students enrolled in the first year of secondary education in some Secondary Schools of the Autonomous Region of Madrid. The Physical Self-concept questionnaire (CAF) validated for Spanish population was used. The results showed significant improvements on physical self-concept for those students that received 6 lessons of physical education per week compared with the students that only received two or four lessons per week. In addition, the results showed significant improvements in physical skills, physical fitness and strength for those students that developed at least three or four extra curricular lessons per week compared with those students that did not develop extra-curricular physical activities.


Physical self-concept; Sport specialization; Physical education; Adolescents

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