Self Esteem in Athletes
Coaches, players and psycholoigists all recognize the power-full and imperative effects that this psychological construct can have on behaviour, feelings and thoughts. It is important to understand that expectation of efficacy will by no means produce a desired performance, providing that the component cabilities are lacking.
The research area studied was sport psychology, and the topics were athletes, non-athletes and self esteem. A subtopic measured was athletic identity. The global hypothesis was that competitive sport would have a negative impact on the individuals and that there would be a significant different in self esteem scores between the athletes and non-athletes. More specifically it was hypothesized that the athletes would present trends as to why their self-esteem was lower than the non-athletes.
What is more important is that sports concepts should be reconsidered to make both children and parents gain practical value. Hence, a multidimensional approach should be selected for managing a sporting environment and taking an advantage of it. Indeed, character education should become a foundational principle in sports. According to the report presented by Character Education Partnership, “when educators bemoan the fact “there is no more room on my plate” for character education, the common retort is that “character education is the plate”” (Berkowitz and Bier 4).
Berkowitz, Marvin, and Melinda Bier. Education: A Report for Policy Makers and Opinion Leaders. Character Education Partnership. PDF File. 2006. Web.
Positive Coaching Alliance. Tools for Athletes. 2013. Web.