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Emotional intelligence in sport : a predictor of rugby performance

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dc.contributor.advisor Ferns, I. Knobel, Daniël Pieter 2011-10-07T07:35:53Z 2011-10-07T07:35:53Z 2010-11
dc.identifier.citation Knobel, Daniël Pieter (2010) Emotional intelligence in sport : a predictor of rugby performance, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract A study was conducted on 74 school first- and second-team rugby players from four Pretoria high schools, to investigate whether start-up A-team players differ significantly from other (B-team start-up and reserve) players on emotional intelligence. It was further investigated whether emotional intelligence is a predictor of rugby performance if measured as being included into the study’s ‘best team’ or being a start-up A-team school rugby player. Various other physical, psychological, social and spiritual predictors were also investigated singularly and in combination with the emotional intelligence predictor to indicate performance. Data were gathered through a self-reporting questionnaire developed by the researcher. The main methods for analysing data used included the Mann-Whitney Test and the Logistic Regression analysis. The study found certain spiritual and social predictor aspects to be significantly related to performance in rugby but not emotional intelligence. Certain underlying emotional aspects where more significant to the study’s B-team players’ performance. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 227 leaves). ill.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Emotional intelligence en
dc.subject Social and spiritual aspects en
dc.subject High school rugby en
dc.subject Logistic regression en
dc.subject Rugby performance en
dc.subject Team inclusion
dc.subject Demographical aspects
dc.subject Physical aspects
dc.subject Paychological aspects
dc.subject Social aspects
dc.subject Spiritual aspects
dc.subject.ddc 796.019
dc.subject.lcsh Emotional intelligence
dc.subject.lcsh Sports -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Sports -- Sociological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Sports -- Moral and ethical aspects
dc.title Emotional intelligence in sport : a predictor of rugby performance en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Spiritual aspects M.A. (Psychology)

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