Self-esteem of talented chess players and their peers Cover Image

Samoocena uzdolnionych szachistów i ich rówieśników
Self-esteem of talented chess players and their peers

Author(s): Alicja Baum, Joanna Łukasiewicz-Wieleba
Subject(s): Education, Psychology, Sports Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jana Kochanowskiego
Keywords: self-esteem; self-esteem of talented; chess players; talented chess players;

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the issue of children’s self-esteem. This subject is important in the pedagogy of giftedness, because the way of thinking about oneself, assessing one’s own abilities is important in shaping educational and life achievements. The aim of the research was to determine the differences in the self-esteem of young, talented chess players - finalists of the Polish Chess Championships and their peers, as well as a comparison of those features that were considered important for achieving success in chess. The research revealed differences in the level of self-esteem of the respondents - significantly more talented chess players present positive self-esteem, in addition, its mean intensity is significantly higher in this group. The self-esteem of chess players is less often not formed, which may indicate greater maturity in comparison with their peers. In addition, talented chess players are significantly more likely to compete. Obtained results may indicate the value of systematic chess training, and in particular chess practice for shaping children’s self-esteem. Findings made on the basis of the presented research are an important indication for educators who are looking for ways to adequately shape their students’ self-esteem.

  • Issue Year: 34/2019
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 27-44
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish