AGE AND POSITIONAL DIFFERENCES IN PSYCHOLOGICALCOPING SKILLS OF YOUNG FEMALE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

Boris Milavić1, Zoran Grgantov & Lence Aleksovska–Velickovska

With the aim of determining age and positional differences in psychological coping skills, 180 youth and junior female volleyball players, whose mean age was 15.91+1.78, filled out the Athletic Coping Skills Inventory-28 (Smith, Schutz, Smoll & Ptacek, 1995). Because of its poor reliability, the concentration scale was left out from further analyses. All other scales of the questionnaire have acceptable homogeneity, reliability and sensitivity. There were no statistically significant age and positional differences in coping skills found by independent samples T-test and One-way ANOVA. The results obtained indicate that levels of psychological coping skills do not change as the playing experience of female volleyball players increases, and that some other dimensions of anthropological status (primarily anthropometric characteristics) cause positional differences among young female volleyball players.

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