Selen Kelecek, F. Hülya Aşçi


The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of passion in determining dispositional flow in elite athletes and also to examine sex differences in passion and dispositional flow. One hundred and eighty nine female (Mage= 25.26 ± 5.16) and 201 male (Mage= 24.98 ± 4.80), a total of 390 (Mage=25.11 ± 4.97) elite athletes voluntarily participated in this study. “Passion Scale (Vallerand, Mageau, Ratelle, Leonard, Blanchard, Koestner, Gagne & Marsolis, 2003)” and “Dispositional Flow State Scale-2 (Jackson & Eklund, 2004)” were administered to athletes. Independent sample t-test analysis revealed no significant sex difference in passion and dispositional flow. Stepwise Multiple Regression Analysis indicated that both harmonious passion and obsessive passion are significant predictors of (R=.21; R2=.04; F=6.89; p<0.01) dispositional flow in elite athletes. It can be concluded that types of passion toward sports differently contribute to athletes dispositional flow in elite sport environment.

Le but de cette étude était d’investiguer le rôle de la passion dans la tendance structurale chez les athlètes élites et aussi d'examiner les différences entre les sexes dans la passion et la tendance structurale. Cent quatre-vingt-neuf femmes (Mage = 25,26 ± 5,16) et 201 hommes (Mage = 24,98 ± 4,80), dont un total de 390 athlètes élites (Mage = 25,11 ± 4,97) ont volontairement participés à cette étude. «Échelle de la Passion (Vallerand, Mageau, Ratelle, Léonard, Blanchard, Koestner, Gagne et Marsolis, 2003)» et «Échelle d'état de tendance structurale -2 (Jackson et Eklund, 2004)» ont été administrés aux athlètes. L'analyse indépendante du test-t de l'échantillon n'a révélé aucune différence significative entre les sexes dans la passion et la tendance structurale. L'analyse par régression multiple par étapes a indiqué que la passion harmonieuse et la passion obsessionnelle sont des prédicteurs significatifs de la tendance structurale (R = 0,21, R2 = 0,04, F = 6,89, p <0,01) chez les athlètes élites. On peut conclure que les types de passion envers le sport contribuent différemment à la tendance structurale des athlètes dans un environnement de sport élite.


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