European Journal of Sports & Exercise Science
Masoud Kandi Daieni
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a gymnastic practice program on the self-concept of children aged 8 to 11 years. In this research, 40 subjects were divided into two equal groups of control and training group. After completing the procedure, the participants of the training group performed the gymnastics training program for 12 weeks, and the control group did not do any work. The data gathering tool was a demographic questionnaire and Piers-Harris self-concept scale. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was used to test the normal distribution of samples. The results of the study showed that in the training group, the dimensions of self-concept and general self-concept of children before and after gymnastics exercises increased significantly. The results also showed that the dimensions of happiness and satisfaction of children, both in the control group and in the training group, were significantly different. From the findings of the research, it is concluded that a training program in the field of gymnastics training significantly increased the level of self-concept of children.