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English Abstracts: Promotion of selfconcept in riding therapy

Mone Welsche


This paper deals with the construct of selfconcept as goal dimension in riding therapy. A brief overview about the structure and development of selfconcept and its relevance for human development will be given. In relation to knowledge from sportscience and movement pedagogics the question how riding therapy has to be conducted in order to enhance processes of selfconcept development will be dicussed. Closing this paper some diagnostical instruments for measuring selfconcept in children and adolescents will be introduced very briefly to show how changes in selfconcept in relation to ri­ding therapy can be recorded.