A structural equation model of the relationship between body perception and self-esteem: Global physical self-concept as the mediator

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Psychology of Sport and Exercise, ISSN: 1469-0292, Vol: 9, Issue: 4, Page: 493-509

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Lau, Patrick W.C.; Cheung, Mike W.L.; Ransdell, Lynda B.
Elsevier BV; Elsevier
Psychology; body image; appearance; self-concept; Chinese children; Kinesiotherapy
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The purposes of this study were to investigate: (1) whether three subscale scores (i.e., body fat, appearance, and strength) and the global physical self-concept and global self-concept scores of the Physical Self-Description Questionnaire (PSDQ) are applicable to Chinese children; (2) whether there is a gender difference in these relationships; and (3) whether global physical self-concept acts as a mediator of global self-concept.