Relationship between Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility in Young Boxers
This study examines the relationship between young boxers’ perceptions of self-esteem and their personal and social responsibility. The participants consist of two hundred and seventeen young male boxers. They completed both a 4-point Likert-type questionnaire assessing their self esteem and a 6-point Likert-type questionnaire assessing their personal and social responsibility. Results of the study revealed that young boxers were more likely to report higher levels of self-esteem and personal responsibility and social responsibility. Simple correlation and multiple reggression analyses revealed young boxers’ self-esteem was positively related to their personal and social responsibility. This finding results reinforce the view that people who appreciate themselves and have a sense of personal empowerment will improve their personal and social responsible behaviors. This study allows us to gain insights into an effective strategy that is relevant to society and that can reduce the growing incidence of social and personal problems.
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