Exploring the Perceptions of Student-Athletes Leading Towards Physical Activity and Perceived Performance

Authors

  • Syamsul Gultom Study Program of Sport Science, Universitas Negeri Medan, Medan, Indonesia
  • Dewi Endriani Study Program of Sport Coaching Education, Universitas Negeri Medan, Medan, Indonesia
  • Agustin Sastrawan Harahap Study Program of Physical Education Recretional Health, Universitas Negeri Medan, Medan, Indonesia
  • B. Baharuddin Study Program of Electrical Engineering Education, Universitas Negeri Medan, Medan, Indonesia
  • Hesti Fibriasari Study Program of French Education, Universitas Negeri Medan, Medan, Indonesia

Keywords:

Perceived Psychological Health; Perceived Physical Health; Perceived Performance; Physical Activity; Perceived Physical Self-Concept; Attribution Theory; Student athletes

Abstract

Student-athletes perceived physical and psychological stability is a vital source of enhanced performance and physical activity. The current study, grounded in attribution theory, examines the effect of student-athletes' reported mental and physical health on their perceived performance and physical activity.  Additionally, a unique construct, perceived physical self-concept, is also accessed as an Intervening mechanism between the study variables. A cross-sectional field survey was undertaken of 279 student-athletes enrolled in several Indonesian universities in the Bali area. Perceived psychological and physical health were found to be positively linked with perceived performance and physical activity. Additionally, these associations were found to be mediated by perceived physical self-concept. Further, future research directions, key policy insights, and theoretical and managerial implications for sports science scholars and policymakers are suggested.

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Published

2021-11-11

How to Cite

Syamsul Gultom, Dewi Endriani, Agustin Sastrawan Harahap, B. Baharuddin, & Hesti Fibriasari. (2021). Exploring the Perceptions of Student-Athletes Leading Towards Physical Activity and Perceived Performance. Revista De Psicología Del Deporte (Journal of Sport Psychology), 30(4), 201-215. Retrieved from https://mail.rpd-online.com/index.php/rpd/article/view/615