Fraser, Lisa and Fogarty, Gerard J. and Albion, Majella J. (2008) Is there a basis for the notion of athletic identity? In: 43rd Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2008, 23-27 Sep 2008, Hobart, Australia.
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Just as identity is a complex multidimensional construct, so 'athletic identity' is likely to consist of a constellation of attributes. The present study explored relations between athletic identity, as measured by the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale (AIMS: Brewer, Raalte, & Linder, 1993) and aspects of self-concept, as measured by the Self-Description Questionnaire III (SDQ: Marsh, 1989). The participants in the study were 917 athletes (476 females) on sporting scholarships linked with the Australian Institute of Sport and were therefore a group for whom the term “athletic identity” has strong relevance. The SDQ requires respondents to rate the accuracy and importance of characteristics as selfdescriptors. No relationships were found between AIMS athletic identity and accuracy scores on SDQ sporting self-concept but there were gender-linked relationships between athletic identity and different aspects of SDQ academic self-concept. For the SDQ importance ratings, significant relationships were observed between athletic identity and sporting self-concept for both genders and also between athletic identity and verbal self-concept for females. We discuss what the findings mean for the notion of athletic identity.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher: This is an electronic version of an article published in Voudouris, Nicholas and Mrowinski, Vicky (Eds.) (2008). Proceedings of the 43rd Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||athletic identity|
|Subjects:||380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences > 380100 Psychology > 380104 Personality, Abilities and Assessment|
|Depositing User:||Prof. Gerry Fogarty|
|Date Deposited:||03 Dec 2008 06:25|
|Last Modified:||09 Dec 2013 01:51|
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