Self-Description

The Physical Literacy Self-Description score is used to determine the child’s self-efficacy and how it relates to their involvement in physical activity. Self-efficacy refers to a person’s belief in their ability to succeed in any given situation.

Generally speaking, a person will tend to avoid situations where they have low self-efficacy. The Physical Literacy Self-Description score can help identify if a child has low self-efficacy with respect to physical activity. With this knowledge, the parent or coach can manage the issue.

Assessment

For all questions except question 13, use the following scale:

Not true at all = 0                             Not usually true = 1                True = 2                        Very True = 3    

For questions 7 use the following scale:

Not true at all = 3                             Not usually true = 2                True = 1                        Very True = 0