Author(s): Hakk? ÇOKNAZ, Emre AKSOY, Kadir T?RYAK?, Pelin USTAO?LU, Engin EFEK
In this study, it is aimed to reveal which parameters affect physical self-perception which is an important concept in terms of education and to raise awareness about the importance of physical self-perception. The population of the study consisted of 557 students studying in each branch and each grade level of 8 schools randomly selected from different school types in Düzce Central District in 2017-2018 Academic Year. The sample consisted of 539 (n = 332 female, n = 207 male) students. As the data collection tool, the personal information form, in which demographic information was questioned, and Physical Self Perception Profile Scale for Children and Adolescents “, adapted Turkish by A?ç? (2005, 33-50), were used for physical self-perception. When the physical self-perception of the students were examined according to gender, it was seen that males had higher physical self-perception scores than women (p <0.01). When the physical self-perception was examined according to the school team participation status, it was found that the participants had higher physical self-perception scores than the non-participants (p <0.01). When the physical self-perception was examined according to the status of licensed sports outside the school, it was found that the licensed sportsmen had higher physical self-perception than those who did not (p <0.01). In addition, there was a statistically significant difference between long and short according to perceived height in favor of long group (p <0.01) and normal and short between normal group (p <0.01). When the physical self-perception was examined according to the perceived weight, a statistically significant difference was found between all groups (p <0.01). The physical self-perception score of the normal group was found to be higher between the group that was less than the perceived weight and the normal group (p <0.01). When the group with normal weight and higher weight group were compared, it was found that the physical self-perception scores of the normal group were higher (p <0.01). When the group with less weight was compared with the group with more weight, physical self-perception scores of the group with low weight were higher (p <0.05). As a result, in the light of these findings, it can be seen as a natural result that physical self-perception differs according to the gender variable that begins to dissociate thoroughly during adolescence. In addition, it can be said that physical activity and physical selfperception are influenced parameters. Another result may be that adolescents' appearances are directly related to their perception of themselves. It is very important that parents and sports instructors know that they can increase their physical self-perception through physical activity.