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A PROFILE ON EMOTIONS AND PHYSICAL SELF – CONCEPT OF

THE PHILIPPINE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM


Paolo Alianza; Remo Gregorio Gatan; Adrianne Notario; Christian Pangilinan; Marielle Revillame, Mary
Easter Santos and Marc Eric Reyes

Department of Psychology, College of Science, University of Santo Tomas, Manila 1015

The field of psychology has paid notice to the rise of one of the main domains of overall
self-concept, together with academic, personal and social domains; physical self-concept was
given considerable attention. According to Kelly (2004) it is how a person‘s perceptions of
herself is formed from the interpretations of her environment and experiences with relation to
her physical domain. Based on early outlines of this domain, it possesses two sublevels:
Physical ability and Physical appearance, and these compose the physical self-concept which is
used often when linked with body-image and physical activities such as sports.

Moreover, it is only recently that researchers in organizations perceived that emotions


are of influence on behaviors and results relevant to organizations. As cited by Vos (2006),
Brockner and Higgins (2001) assumed that people‘s work attitudes and behaviors are affected
by differences in their own emotional experiences. Thus, it becomes clear that emotion is an
important dimension of both individual and group identities and a big influence on everyday
organization process (Vos, 2006).

This study takes into account that sport is both an emotional and physical experience for
many athletes. Thus, this study was designed to provide a profile on emotions and physical
self–concept of the Philippine Women’s Basketball Team and examines the relationship among
the factors of both emotions and physical – self concept. Eleven (11) bona-fide members of the
Philippine Women’s Basketball Team completed the Emotions Profile Index and Physical Self–
Perception Profile to determine the variables of the study.

The results revealed that the members of the Philippine Women’s Basketball Team are
more of the timid-depressive type of personality. Moreover, they have a high-positive physical
self–concept which denotes that they have a well-defined athletic identity. Lastly, it showed that
a number of respondents’ factors of emotions, which are being trustful, gregarious, depressed
and controlled, demonstrate a very strong positive correlation to their physical self-concept
specifically Sports Competence. Furthermore, trustfulness also denotes a very strong positive
correlation to body attractiveness. These statements suggest that emotions can predict how
they perceive their physical self.

Keywords: emotions, physical self-concept, sports competence, body attractiveness, Philippine


Women’s Basketball Team