Effect of selected movement skills on positive self-concept

Percept Mot Skills. 1977 Aug;45(1):252-4. doi: 10.2466/pms.1977.45.1.252.


36 boys and 36 girls in 4 fourth grades were exposed to basketball movement conditions which included the skills of dribble, chest pass, lay-up, pivot, guarding, and two-hand set shot. Eight 1/2-hr. treatment periods were spread evenly over 4 wk. and took place within the regularly assigned school physical education period. Two class groups, which included 9 boys and 9 girls each, were randomly assigned by class to an experimental group which received treatment while two class groups were assigned by class to the control group. No differences between changes in self-concept as estimated by the Piers-Harris scale for treatment and control conditions were significant.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Movement*
  • Physical Education and Training*
  • Self Concept*
  • Sex Factors