The Role of Physical Self-Perception and Sport Identity in the Physical Activity and Sport Participation of Girls and Women

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The benefits of physical activity and sport are well documented. Physical activity is unparalleled for its ability to reduce overall mortality rates and improve health risk factors. Despite these positive benefits, a large portion of the world's population does not participate in regular physical activity (U.S. Department of Health and Human Service [USDHHS], 1999).

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