Researchers in social psychology and adaped physical activity place importance on developmental self esteem, proposing that level of motor competence is closely linked to perceived competence and global self worth. In this study our purpose was to examine differences in domain specific self perceptions and global self worth with adolescents who differed in level of motor competence. Participants (N=1,570, girls = 763 and boys = 803) were grouped into one of 4 groups; very low, low, average, and high motor competence using their NDI scores ontained fromperforming the motor tasks from the MAND. Participants also completed the Self Perception Profile for Adolescents that taps perceptions of: a) athletic competence; b) physical appearance; c) peer acceptance; d) close friendship; e) romantic appeal d) behavioural conduct; e) job competence; f) scholastic competence; and g) global self-worth.
Rose, E., Larkin, D., Hands, B., Sloan, N., Parker, H., & Kendall, G. (2007). Psycho-social aspects of low motor competence in adolescents. paper presented at the 16th International Symposium of Adapted Physical Activity. Sao Paulo University, Rio Claro, Brazil, 24-28 July.