International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Does Psychological Commitment to Team Enhance Self-esteem? An Easy Way to Raise Self-esteem
Ihsan Sari, Ersin Eskiler, Fikret Soyer

Abstract
Considering the relevant literature, it could be proposed that psychological commitment to team could contribute to life satisfaction and self-esteem. The aim of this research is to find out the relationship between psychological commitment to team, life satisfaction and self-esteem in sports fans of Turkey. 903 sports fans from 32 different departments of 8 universities participated in the study. The Psychological Commitment to Team (PCT) Scale, Life Satisfaction Scale and Life Satisfaction Scale were used. Resistance to changing team, loyalty to team and questioning loyalty which are the three subscales of overall commitment to team explained approximately 9% variance of self-esteem. This is the first study dealing with the mentioned topic in Turkey.

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