Vztah syndromu přetrénování a vybraných osobnostních charakteristik u vrcholových sportovců v adolescenci

Title in English Relationship between overtraining syndrome and selected personality traits in elite athletes in adolescence


Year of publication 2017
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The aim of the study is to map personality traits in young elite athletes and to examine possible relationships between personality traits and overtraining syndrome. The research sample included 460 athletes aged 10 to 19(average age 15,45 let ; 341 men; 74,1 % a 114 women; 24,8 %). The collection of the data was realized through one-time questionnaire survey, demographic data (gender, age, sport discipline, competing level, perceived training load etc.) were collected. Profile of Mood States questionnaire was used to indicate overtraining. In accordance with theoretical framework of Five-factor Model of Personality, the Czech version of BFI-44 was chosen to assess personality traits. The results proved significant differences between individual and team sports in the dimension of Neuroticism and Openness to experience. Gender differences were found only for the dimension of Neuroticism. Higher level of overtraining was proved in female athletes and in individual sports. A significant relationship was found between the level of overtraining and four dimensions of personality (Neuroticism,Extraversion, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness). The results show that some personality traits could be modified due to long-term overload and symptoms of the overtraining syndrome. On the contrary, some personality traits may appear to be risk factors for the development of overtraining syndrome. The findings can be applied in practice by further cooperation with coaches and improvement in the prevention of overtraining syndrome.
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