2022, Volume 18

The personality traits of Polish junior and senior national team in Olympic karate and handball – comparative analysis



Paweł Piepiora1, Zdenko Reguli2, Kazimierz Witkowski1, Jarosław Maśliński1, Nikoletta Dzióba1, Zbigniew Piepiora3

1Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences, Wrocław, Poland
2Faculty of Sports Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
3Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wrocław, Poland


Author for correspondence: Paweł Piepiora; Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences, Wrocław, Poland; email: pawel.piepiora@awf.wroc.pl



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Abstract

Background and Study Aim: Research on personality in sport often concerns the senior stage, that is why we are interested in the junior stage. The aim of this research is the personality traits profiles of athletes training combat sport and team sport at the level of the Polish representation of juniors and seniors.

Material and Methods: The subjects of the study were members of the Polish junior and senior national teams in Olympic karate (n = 41) and handball (n = 39) from the 2020/2021 season. We based our comparative analysis on the Five-Factor Model of Personality, known as the Big Five, was used to measure personality. The NEO-FFI Personality Questionnaire was used as the research tool. The study was conducted electronically. Statistical analyses were performed using the Microsoft Excel methods package.

Results: The Polish national junior and senior Olympic karate team sportsmen do not differ in personality (their profiles are identical and average level in all dimensions). Likewise, players of the Polish junior and senior handball teams do not differ in personality. However, their profiles are similar - the seniors are distinguished only by a high level of extraversion. Moreover, when comparing the personality of Olympic karate juniors and seniors (combat sport) with that of handball juniors and seniors (team sport), no statistically significant differences were found in the raw test results.

Conclusions: The researched population of athletes, personality was probability formed at the junior level and remained unchanged at the senior level, apart from motor skills, technical-tactical skills, and sports experience that developed with age. Such a conclusion is valid on the assumption that seniors, when they were juniors, did not differ in personality traits from the young athletes we studied.


Key words: team sport, sports stage, sports psychology, combat sport, Big Five


Cite this article as:

AMA:

Piepiora P, Reguli Z, Witkowski K et al. The personality traits of Polish junior and senior national team in Olympic karate and handball – comparative analysis. ARCH BUDO. 2022;18

APA:

Piepiora, P., Reguli, Z., Witkowski, K., Maśliński, J., Dzióba, N., & Piepiora, Z. (2022). The personality traits of Polish junior and senior national team in Olympic karate and handball – comparative analysis. ARCH BUDO, 18

Chicago:

Piepiora, Paweł, Reguli Zdenko, Witkowski Kazimierz, Maśliński Jarosław, Dzióba Nikoletta, Piepiora Zbigniew. 2022. "The personality traits of Polish junior and senior national team in Olympic karate and handball – comparative analysis". ARCH BUDO 18

Harvard:

Piepiora, P., Reguli, Z., Witkowski, K., Maśliński, J., Dzióba, N., and Piepiora, Z. (2022). The personality traits of Polish junior and senior national team in Olympic karate and handball – comparative analysis. ARCH BUDO, 18

MLA:

Piepiora, Paweł et al. "The personality traits of Polish junior and senior national team in Olympic karate and handball – comparative analysis." ARCH BUDO, vol. 18, 2022

Vancouver:

Piepiora P, Reguli Z, Witkowski K et al. The personality traits of Polish junior and senior national team in Olympic karate and handball – comparative analysis. ARCH BUDO 2022; 18