SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES IN PHYSICAL SELF-CONCEPT OF MALES AND FEMALES DURING LATE ADOLESCENCE AND EARLY ADULTHOOD


Caglar E.

ADOLESCENCE, cilt.44, ss.407-419, 2009 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 174
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: ADOLESCENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.407-419

Özet

The purpose of this study was to examine age and sex differences in physical self-concept of Turkish late adolescents and early adults. A total of 715 high school and 1,125 university students voluntarily participated and were administered the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire. The findings indicate significant sex and age differences on multiple dimensions of physical self, and that males and high school students scored higher on almost an subscales of physical self. However, analysis did not reveal any significant age and sex interactions on physical self. In conclusion, males and females differ from each other on how they perceived themselves on the multiple dimensions of physical self, and developmental age changes were evident in physical self.