2009, Volume 5

Health-Oriented Attitudes in Amateur Sumo Wrestlers



Maria Nowak1, Małgorzata Kitowska1, Tadeusz Rynkiewicz1, Joanna Kuriańska-Woloszyn1, Piotr Żurek1, Mateusz Rynkiewicz1

1Extramural Department of Physical Education in Gorzow Wielkopolski of the Poznan Physical Education Academy, Poznan, Poland, Poznan


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Abstract

Background and Study Aim: Amateur sumo is one of rather few sports which can provide overweight and obese individuals with an opportunity to exercise their bodies, mold attitudes and learn a value system. The goal of this research was to identify healthoriented attitudes in sumo wrestlers depending on their age category.
Material and Methods: Researched subjects were wrestlers of the following four sumo categories: cadets (n=25), juniors (n=18), pre-seniors (n=11) and seniors (n = 18), who were put through a diagnostic survey, requested to fill in a questionnaire, and evaluated against the PRO-ZET attitude scale. For purposes of statistical inference an analysis of variance was used and results of the F test, the NIR test and Tukey’s RIR test for unequal n’s were given.
Results: The above research techniques and statistical methods allowed successful identification of health-oriented attitudes in sumo wrestlers. The highest average rates of the General Attitude Indicator and of the formal components indicate that it is juniors that had their health-oriented attitudes developed to the fullest. This was confirmed by thefact that in juniors the content-related elements, such as health education and physical activity, were also better developed. In health control and treatment juniors’ and pre-seniors’ attitudes were comparable.
Conclusions: Our research into the health-oriented attitudes in sumo wrestlers showed that the cognitive element of the attitude takes precedence over the behavioral one, hence an urgent need to properly mold health-oriented habits in young people in order to prepare them to perform a variety of social roles in different areas of adult life.


Key words: age category, amateur sumo, attitude, champion, health


Cite this article as:

AMA:

Nowak M, Kitowska M, Rynkiewicz T et al. Health-Oriented Attitudes in Amateur Sumo Wrestlers. ARCH BUDO. 2009;5

APA:

Nowak, M., Kitowska, M., Rynkiewicz, T., Kuriańska-Woloszyn, J., Żurek, P., & Rynkiewicz, M. (2009). Health-Oriented Attitudes in Amateur Sumo Wrestlers. ARCH BUDO, 5

Chicago:

Nowak, Maria, Kitowska Małgorzata, Rynkiewicz Tadeusz, Kuriańska-Woloszyn Joanna, Żurek Piotr, Rynkiewicz Mateusz. 2009. "Health-Oriented Attitudes in Amateur Sumo Wrestlers". ARCH BUDO 5

Harvard:

Nowak, M., Kitowska, M., Rynkiewicz, T., Kuriańska-Woloszyn, J., Żurek, P., and Rynkiewicz, M. (2009). Health-Oriented Attitudes in Amateur Sumo Wrestlers. ARCH BUDO, 5

MLA:

Rynkiewicz, Mateusz et al. "Health-Oriented Attitudes in Amateur Sumo Wrestlers." ARCH BUDO, vol. 5, 2009

Vancouver:

Nowak M, Kitowska M, Rynkiewicz T et al. Health-Oriented Attitudes in Amateur Sumo Wrestlers. ARCH BUDO 2009; 5