Prediktori takmičarske selekcije u karateu
Competiting selection predictors in karate
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The study was conducted in order to determine the predictive value of motor abilities and morphological and psychological characteristics in the competitors´ selection of karate. The sample consisted of karate men (37 in fighting, 23 in kata and 19 who compete in both disciplines, a total of 79) subjects aged 12 to 14 years. To assess the morphological characteristics of the respondents 12 tests were applied, to cover the four-dimensional space. Motor skills were assessed using the 15 tests of explosive strength, speed, coordination, flexibility, and repetitive forces. To assess psychological characteristics, TEOSQ (The Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire) - (TEOSQ) was applied. The system of criterion variables in this study are specific motor skills in the performance of the standard school karate techniques. The collected data were processed following mathematical and statistical methods: descriptive statistical parameters, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, multivariate analysis ...of variance (MANOVA), multivariate analysis of covariance (MANS), univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA), t-test (t-test), confirmatory factor analysis and regression analysis. Results of data analysis showed that there were differences between the groups in morphological characteristics and motor abilities and specific motor skills (in which the differences were most significant), while the expected differentiation compared to targeted results was not confirmed. The results of regression analysis confirmed the hypothesis of a significant association of specific motor abilities and morphological characteristics and motor abilities of these groups of athletes. Based on the overall analysis of the results of this study conclude that, to a large extent, confirmed the general hypothesis (hypothesis - HG), which reads as follows: motor skills, morphological and psychological characteristics are significant predictors of competitive selection in karate.