Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

PERFIL DE RASGOS PSICOLÓGICOS PARA EL RENDIMIENTO DEPORTIVO EN HOMBRES Y MUJERES PRACTICANTES DE TAEKWONDO

Abstract

Pedro Carazo Vargas y Gerardo A. Araya Vargas1 y Escuela de Educación Física y Deportes

The present study aimed to determine the profile of psychological traits of men and women Costa Rican taekwondo, job applicants to represent the country in international competition and no experience in sport mental preparation. A total of 39 individuals, 22 adults between 18 and 26 years and 17 juveniles between 13 and 17 years. Each participant was administered the Test of Psychological Traits for yield PAR-P1. Statistical analysis showed that only applied in the variable trust had differences related to gender (men had a better score than women). In the other variables (motivation, attention, emotional sensitivity, imagination, positive attitude and challenge) were not found to be statistically significant differences, either between classes or between sexes. Decatypes analysis of each of the dimensions of the instrument indicates that the profile obtained does not correspond with the psychological traits of an ideal high-level athlete, although participants had the most competitive performance of the country. These findings were similar in both men and women in both categories. The implementation of a mental model sports preparation, therefore, is essential for improving the psychological traits found and provide better sports performance.

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