ROLE OF TEAM GAMES IN RAISING SELF-ESTEEM IN STUDENTS PUBLISHEDN. Văran1 , P. Mergheș1*, Liana Văran2 None email@example.com
Abstract. An individual’s motivations and emotions support the success of any enterprise. Increased motivation doubled by balanced emotions is the basic premises of any type of performance. Athletic competitions develop the opportunities for moral conduct, strengthen the character and bring benefits both personally and emotionally. Encouragement and praise when successful or the effort made when not successful develops in athletes a feeling of valorisation and appreciation for one’s own person. Team sports have a higher impact on self-esteem compared to individual sports because they develop the feeling of belonging and of mutual support; team games are favourable for social bonding. This paper emphasise the importance of team games in raising self-esteem in athletes. The study is a comparative one and it focused on BUASVMT students that practice successfully team games and BUASVMT students that attend only physical training classes stipulated by the curricula. After applying the Self-esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) and after talking to the students and systematically observing them, we could see that, besides obvious physical health benefits, there was also an improvement of their general psychic comfort and, in some cases, even an improvement of their school record. It is thus proven that students that are actively involved in team games have a higher self-esteem than the others do.
sport, football, self-esteem, athletes