Psychological profile of ice hockey team coach
Dr.Sc.Phil., PhD, Professor G.M. Biryukova2
1Wuhan University of Physical Education and Sports, Laboratory of control and assessment of professional competency, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China
2Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health, Saint Petersburg
Objective of the study was to outline the key psychological traits of an ice hockey team coach using a variety of methods including MMPI and Response to Moving Object. Subject to the study were 32 coaches. The study data and analysis made it possible to generate an average personality profile of an ice hockey team coach and find, among other things, the following: the lower is the ritualistic aspect in the coach’s personality the higher is his masculinity; the higher is the probability of addictive behaviour (4th scale of MMPI) the higher is the individual control rate. It was also found that the coaches having higher sport ranks and qualifications tend to be more impulsive being at the same time psychologically better balanced for their vocational sport activity and, as a result, their trainees are generally more successful as compared to the non-qualified coaches.
Keywords: balance of nervous processes, emotional lability, success rate.
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