CitationErkut, S. & Tracy, A. J. (2002). Predicting Adolescent Self-Esteem from Participation in School Sports Among Latino Subgroups. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. vol. 24 (4) pp. 409-429 , PMCID: PMC3048356
AbstractData from the in-school survey ofthe National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health on girls and boys who claim a Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Cuban heritage were employed to test two hypotheses: (1) Participating in a school-based sport is associated with self-esteem, and (2) school attachment and a sense ofphysical well-being mediate this relationship. The first hypothesis was partially confirmed in that participation in school sports was associated with self-esteem among Mexican American adolescent girls and boys, Puerto Rican girls, and Cuban American boys, but not among Cuban American girls nor Puerto Rican boys. The second hypothesis was confirmed in that, where there was a significant relationship between participating in a school sport and self-esteem, school attachment and physical well-being mediated this relationship. The results underscore the need to study psychosocial processes separately among Latino subgroups and to examine gender within each subgroup.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleHispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Tracy, A. J.