Coping Styles and Self-Esteem in Sports and Non-Sports Men and Women
13 Apr, 1998
05 May, 2000
30 Jun, 2000
The present study deals with the patterns of the effects of the participation in sports and sex of the individual on coping styles and self-esteem. The sample comprised of 120 subjects (60 sports persons and 60 non-sports persons). Each group was further divided into 30 men and 30 women. A 2 x 2 ANOVA indicates significant main effects of sports participation and sex of the individual on self-esteem scores. The results show no significant main effects of sports participation and sex of the individual on coping scores. Furthermore, application of the Least Significant Differences test suggests that men (sports persons and non-sports persons and women non-sports persons show higher self-esteem scores than women sports persons.
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