Full-text resources of PSJD and other databases are now available in the new Library of Science.
Visit https://bibliotekanauki.pl


Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2012 | 19 | 3 | 212-216

Article title

The Structure of Self-Esteem Among Physical Education Students in the Selected Academies in Poland



Title variants

Languages of publication



Introduction. One of the elements of the self-knowledge system is self-esteem. This system is continuously organized into a certain kind of a distinctive structure of ideas and notions. The aims of this paper, is to define the sense of self-esteem among first year physical education students. Material and methods. The method applied in the research was a diagnostic survey accompanied by questionnaire based on Fitts's “The Tennessee Self-concept Scale”, in a simplified term TSCS. The survey was conducted in Academic Year 2008/2009 among 667 respondents in eight state and non-state Polish academies. Results. The conducted survey indicates that there is an obvious tendency for students to have high self-esteem. Such a high level falls within the remit of the majority of aspects: moral-ethical self, family self and personal-self. Moreover, a high level of self-esteem was recognized in students' global sense of self-esteem and in self-esteem concerning personal-self. Crucially, the medium level of self-esteem concerning behaviour was declared by a considerable percentage of the respondents. The high level of global self-esteem was definitely assigned to female students whereas the medium level was noticed among male students. Conclusion. One of the key elements of human personality is the sense of selfesteem which influences both the level of self-acceptance and self-awareness. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to develop these skills and the psychophysical characteristics in the process of upbringing and educating.









Physical description


1 - 09 - 2012
19 - 04 - 2013


  • Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, 2 Akademicka Street, 21-500 Biała Podlaska, tel.: +48 509111223, fax: +48 83 3428800


  • 1. Reykowski, J. (1980). Self-image as a behaviours regulating mechanism. Warszawa: WSiP. [in Polish]
  • 2. Brzezińska, A. (1983). The structure of self-image and its influence on behaviour. Kwartalnik Pedagogiczny 3. [in Polish]
  • 3. Żebrowska, M. (1982). Developmental psychology of children and young people. Warszawa: PWN. [in Polish]
  • 4. Łapińska, R. (1982). Age of adolescence - self-image. Developmental psychology of children and young people. Warszawa: PWN. [in Polish]
  • 5. Przetaczni kowa, M. (1981). Upbringing and personality development. Warszawa: PWN. |in Polish) G. Galas. B. (1998). factors of self-esteem and aspirations of young people. Rnrhologia Wychowawcza 1. [in Polis]
  • 7. Ossowski. R. (1982). Shaping the image of one's oivn situation in the case of people vis ually impaired in the process of rehabilitation. Bydgoszcz: Wyd. WSP [in Polish]
  • 8. Mądrzycki. T. (1996). Personality as a system of creating and implementing plans.(idańsk: Wyd.PTP. [in Polish]
  • 9. Furmanska, E. (2001). Self-esteem and self-acceptance in early adolescence. Edukacja i Dialog 1. [in Polish]
  • 10. Sankowski. T. (2001). Self-esteem and its importance in the process of physical activity. Kultura Fizyczna 3-4. [in ftilish)
  • 11. Arusztowicz. B. (1996). Factors affecting self-esteem in children with reduced mohility in the light of empirical research . Szkota Specjalna 1. [in Polish]
  • 12. Fitts. W.F. (1998). Youth religiosity and their sense of life and work on their own personality. Warszawa: Wyd. ANS. [in Polish]
  • 13. Zimhardo.PÍÍ. (1999). Psychology and life. Warszawa: Wyd. Naukowe PWN. [in Polish]
  • 14. Nowak. M. (1998). Self-assessment of health and fitness of young school and university študente. Szczecin: Wyd. Pro mocyjne Albatros. [in Polish]
  • 15. Mazur. J. (2000). Self-assessment of health and body image in school adolescents in Poland. Pediatria Polska 1. [in Polish]
  • 16. Obłacińska. A. (2000). Self-assessment of fitness and physical activity during leisure time at the school hetween 1990-1998. Pediatria Rilska 1. [in Polish]
  • 17. Duda. B. (2008). Health awareness and health evaluation of junior high school students. Przegląd Naukowy Kultury Fizycznej Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego 3. [in Polish]
  • 18. Kulas. H. (1996). Self-assessment of youths. Warsaw: WSiP [in Polish]
  • 19. Suprynowicz. P & Urban E. (2000). Self-assessment of health and fitness of young people and physical activity. WycAoiłwme Fizyczne 12.
  • 20. Niehrzydowski. L. (1997). Formation of self-assessment in adolescence, (kiańsk: Wyd. Uniwersytetu (kiańskiego. [in Polish]

Document Type

Publication order reference


YADDA identifier

JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.