Gender-specific socio-psychological and psychophysical profiles of indigenous sporting versus non-sporting groups

Gender-specific socio-psychological and psychophysical profiles of indigenous sporting versus non-sporting groups

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Dr.Biol., Professor A.B. Mulik1
Dr.Biol. M.V. Postnova2
PhD N.O. Nazarov3
I.V. Ulesikova4
PhD, Associate Professor Yu.A. Shatyr5
1Institute of Toxicology of Federal Medical-Biological Agency
2Volgograd State University, Volgograd
3Volgograd branch of LLC "KDL-DOMODEDOVO-TEST", Volgograd
4Kirov Military Medical Academy, St. Petersburg
5Volgograd State University, Volgograd

Popular conceptions of the modern sport effects on the individual mental statuses appear being limited by a standard range of qualities including willpower, determination, courage, concentration, patience, initiative, self-reliance etc. Objective of the study was to produce gender-specific socio-psychological and psychophysical profiles of the sporting versus non-sporting groups sampled in indigenous communities of the Adygeya Republic. A questionnaire survey under the study was designed to rate the social and antisocial attitudes. Sampled for the study were the 19-25 year old clinically healthy students (n=237) of the ASU’s Physical Education and Judo Institute majoring in the physical education and sport service (n=121); and students of the Arts Institute majoring in the Musical Culture and Arts (n=116). The survey data and analyses found insignificant intergroup differences in the socio-psychological profiles of the sporting versus non-sporting male groups. Sporting females were tested with the higher social, professional, economic and political activity, aggressiveness and antisocial attitudes than their non-sporting peers. The gender difference may be due to the male functionality being determined by normotonia and stress tolerance with the dominant left cerebral hemispheric activity – versus the prevailing sympathetic nervous system, dominant right cerebral hemispheric activity and expressed stress intolerance in the female groups.

Keywords: socio-psychological qualities, psychophysical qualities, gender-specific socio-psychological profiles, gender-specific psychophysical profiles, athletes, total unspecific stress responsiveness.

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