About the Measure

Domains Perceptions of Self, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Global self-worth; Global physical self-worth; Attractive body adequacy; Sport/athletic competence; Strength competence; Physical condition adequacy
Description A measure of children's physical self-esteem.
Example Some kids are very happy being the way they are BUT other kids wish they were different
Link http://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/abs/10.1123/pes.7.2.132

Implementation details

No. of items 36
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 30
Age 8-12
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .77-.91
Test retest 2 weeks, r= [.68,.88]
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Not reported
CFA Chi-square(579) = 1375.68
CFI = 0.92
RMSEA = .04
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity r= [.20,.45] with Physical Activity Questionnaire
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Eklund, R. C., Whitehead, J. R., & Welk, G. J. (1997). Validity of the children and youth physical self-perception profile: A confirmatory factor analysis. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 68(3), 249-256. doi:10.1080/02701367.1997.1060800
Welk, G. J., & Eklund, B. (2005). Validation of the children and youth physical self perceptions profile for young children. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 6(1), 51–65. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2003.10.006
Raustorp, A., Stahle, A., Gudasic, H., Kinnunen, A., & Mattsson, E. (2005). Physical activity and self-perception in school children assessed with the Children and Youth- Physical Self-Perception Profile. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 15(2), 126-134. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0838.2004.406.x
Whitehead, J. R. (1995). A study of children’s physical self-perceptions using an adapted physical self-perception profile questionnaire. Pediatric Exercise Science, 7(2), 132-151. doi:10.1123/pes.7.2.132