Chapter 23. Developing Positive Self-Perceptions through Youth Sport Participation

  1. Helge Hebestreit and
  2. Oded Bar-Or
  1. Maureen R. Weiss,
  2. Jennifer A. Bhalla and
  3. Melissa S. Price

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696255.ch23

The Young Athlete

The Young Athlete

How to Cite

Weiss, M. R., Bhalla, J. A. and Price, M. S. (2007) Developing Positive Self-Perceptions through Youth Sport Participation, in The Young Athlete (eds H. Hebestreit and O. Bar-Or), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696255.ch23

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 12 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156479

Online ISBN: 9780470696255



  • sport participation;
  • self-perceptions;
  • competence;
  • age-related trends;
  • social developmental abilities


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Self-perceptions: terminology and definitions

  • Perceived Competence: Level, Accuracy, Sources, and Age-Related Trends

  • A Conceptual Model for Understanding Self-Perceptions

  • Understanding Variations in Self-Perceptions: Influence by Parents, Coaches, and Peers

  • Enhancing Self-Perceptions through Youth Sport Experiences

  • Conclusions

  • References