The dynamics of patterns of commitment in sport

Dariusz Parzelski , Andrzej Nowak


Commitment is the major factor in sport; it combines in one variable the separate elements that influence the sporting result that is achieved. Based on sport psychology data and the dynamical Social Psychology theory of Vallacher and Nowak, it was assumed that there is a natural taxonomy relating the degree to which individuals practice sport to their degree of commitment. This research checks the concordance between the type of sport commitment assigned using dynamic measures and those assigned using classic methods of content analysis. To determine the type the sport commitment both the Mouse Task in a dynamic paradigm and a method using competent judges assessment of participants’ statements describing typical daily activity schedules were used. All 67 participants were athletes taking part in sport competitions of different importance. Based on our assumption, four natural types of sport commitment were observed: ‘profes- sionalism’, ‘amateurishness’, ‘fervor’ and ‘professional amateurishness’. We show that the computer mouse method captures information concerning this theoretical construct, which is not captured by the classic method of content analysis.
Author Dariusz Parzelski (Wydział Psychologii)
Dariusz Parzelski,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Andrzej Nowak
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Book Nowak Andrzej, Winkowska-Nowak Katarzyna, Bree David (eds.): Complex Human Dynamics, 2013, Springer
Languageen angielski
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