Physical activity and self-esteem. A potential mean for a better development during the age of growth childhood

Manuela Valentini, Isabella di Paoli


This work wonders whether there is a relation between physical activity and self-esteem and how that can enhance a correct growth. The research is narrowed to the literature and the statistics about children from three to eleven year old. A detailed analysis of the concepts, in several studies, brought the authors to a selection of nine main references. Each of them is based on a large number of cases, so that the results can be more reliable. The filter applied to the statistics is the evidence of different levels of self-esteem in correspondence of a specific physical activity of the children.

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Italian Journal of Health Education, Sports and Inclusive Didactics 
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