Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

Social Desirability to Practice and not Practice Swimming in Al-Alwyah Entertainment Club/ Baghdad


Reem Faisal Rajab* and Sahira Razzaq Kadhim

The research aims to study social desirability which is considered one of the physiological psychological concepts to understand human nature and is represented by social commitment which is based on the desirable. In turn, it is based on what the culture determines the ethics criteria of good and evil, right and wrong, moderation and anomaly, possible and impossible, and acceptable and unacceptable. Thus, social desirability differs from one to another and from one society to another (1:31). Scord 1998 defines it as “it is restricted organizations to the person that represents one’s ideas and tendency in which it makes him evaluate some aspects of his environment to determine his position accordingly (2:67). The two researchers have adopted the measurement of social desirability to Mohammed Hasan Allawi 1989 (3:22). The scientific principles have been extracted to the two scales. Then, it is distributed to a certain sample of those who practice and do not practice swimming, ensuring the validity of the measurement of the social desirability in the Al-Alwyah Entertaining Club in Baghdad. After analyzing the results based on statistics, the two researchers have concluded that upon the social desirability, the level of practicing swimming in comparison to the level of not practicing swimming has reached the natural point for both of them. The two researchers have concluded that the practices of swimming have the upper hand over the unpracticed in social desirability, reflecting the impact of practicing swimming in the increase of social desirability.


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