2019, Volume 15
Structural relationship among resilience, psychological skills and performance of taekwondo sparring athletes
Oh Jung Kwon1, Jinyoung Yang2, TaeHee Lim3, HeeSoo Han4
1Physical Education, Korea National Sport University, Seoul, South Korea
2Physical Education, College of Sport Science, Sungkyunkwon University, Suwon, South Korea
3Taekwondo, Yongin University, Yongin, South Korea
4Taekwondo, Faculty of YongIn University, Yongin, South Korea
Author for correspondence: Jinyoung Yang; Physical Education, College of Sport Science, Sungkyunkwon University, Suwon, South Korea; email: email@example.com
Background and Study Aim: As levels of athletes (players’) skills and physical strength have been standardized, more and more studies have stressed the importance of social and psychological. This study is aimed at understanding the structural relationship among resilience, psychological skills and performance of high school taekwondo sparring athletes.
Material and Methods: For the study, 400 high school athletes were selected. For measurement, question papers for testing their resilience, psychological skills and performance were used as tools. Excluding 31 papers considered as improper due to unfaithful replies, the questionnaires of 359 respondents were used for statistical processing. Descriptive statistics, a correlation analysis and a structural equation model analysis were executed for treating data.
Results: In this study, all of four hypotheses were adopted. The structural relation model about resilience, psychological skills and performance established in this study is adequate.
Conclusions: Meanings of hypotheses were interpreted as follows. Resilience of high school taekwondo sparring athletes improves their ability to utilize psychological skills and has positive effects on performance improvement. In addition, psychological skills work positively between resilience and performance.
Key words: taekwondo, resilience, psychological skills, performance