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This science project was performed to investigate the effect of sports on the self-esteem of a participant


Participants who are active in sports have higher self-esteem.


Effect of sports on self-esteem

Self-esteem is all about how a person feels about themselves and their self-worth. Our own self-esteem is essentially an opinion made by us about ourselves. When we have very high self-esteem, we will handle ourselves confidently, and have  positive attitudes towards life.
The important period for the development of self-esteem in a person is between childhood and adolescence. Parents, teachers and coaches and specifically, their relationships and interactions with a child, play a very important role in developing self-confidence and positive thinking in the child during this period.

Being good at sports can help to improve a child's self-esteem. The success a child experiences in sports helps to build their confidence and self-worth. Positive self-esteem also helps children to cope better with wins and losses .

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