AUC KINANTHROPOLOGICA

AUC KINANTHROPOLOGICA

Acta Universitatis Carolinae Kinanthropologica (AUC Kinanthropologica) is an international peer reviewed journal for the publication of research outcomes in the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences, as applied to kinathropology. It is a multidisciplinary journal accepting only original unpublished articles in English in the various sub-disciplines and related fields of kinanthropology, such as Anthropology, Anthropomotorics, Sports Pedagogy, Sociology of Sport, Philosophy of Sport, History of Sport, Physiology of Sport And Exercise, Physical Education, Applied Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Human Biomechanics, Psychology of Sport, Sports Training and Coaching, Sport Management, etc. The journal also welcomes interdisciplinary articles. The journal also includes reports of relevant activities and reviews of relevant publications.

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AUC KINANTHROPOLOGICA, Vol 49 No 1 (2013), 36–46

Turning around a Vertical Axis as a Manifestation of Human Rotation and its Relation to Concepts of Upper and Lower Limb Preference, Differences in Relation to Gender in Adolescent Population

Martin Musálek, Šárka Honsová

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23366052.2014.10
announced: 23. 05. 2014

abstract

Turning around a Vertical Axis as a Manifestation of Human Rotation and its Relation to Concepts of Upper and Lower Limb Preference, Differences in Relation to Gender in Adolescent Population The current study was conducted in order to examine the structure and relation between rotation, item (turning around a vertical axis) and validated preference tasks for the evaluation of the concepts of handedness and footedness in the adolescent population. A total of 220 individuals from Prague high schools (males = 104, females = 116) in the 17–19 age range (mean age 18.1 years) participated. Structural equation modelling, specifically MIMIC models, showed that turning behaviour has a significant regression relation to the concept of “lower limb preference” p < 0.001. Participants with a right foot preference had a tendency to do rotation on the left side, whereas participants who showed a left foot preference in the tasks tested had a tendency to rotate on the right side. Moreover, in further processing of data by multigroup modelling it was found that the female population showed a slightly more stable preference of both locomotive organs than males, but a poor tendency in rotating. By contrast, the male population showed a significantly (p < 0.01) strong relation of lower limb preference and rotating around a vertical axis, in the sense of rotating on the opposite side than the preferred lower limb. The limitations of the study and further suggestions are discussed. Otáčení kolem vertikální osy jako projev lidské rotace a jeho vztah ke konceptům preference horní a dolní končetiny, rozdíly v závislosti na pohlaví u populace adolescentů Cílem studie bylo modelovat manifestní proměnnou preferenci rotace (otáčení kolem vertikální osy) a zjistit její vztah ke specifickým konceptům hodnotících preferenci horní a dolní končetiny u populace adolescentů. Studie se zúčastnilo 220 studentů pražských gymnázií (muži = 104, ženy = 116) ve věkovém rozpětí 17–19 let (průměrný věk 18,1 roku). Preference horní i dolní končetiny byla zjišťována prostřednictvím validizovaných testů. Použitá metoda strukturálního modelování konkrétně MIMIC modely ukázala, že indikátor otáčení kolem vertikální osy má na hladině p < 0,05 signifikantní regresní vztah ke konceptu hodnotícího preferenci dolní končetiny. Testované osoby, s pravostrannou preferencí dolní končetiny měli tendenci provádět otočení kolem vertikální osy doleva. Toto zjištění bylo dále modelováno pro každé pohlaví zvlášť. Z výsledků tohoto modelování vyplývá, ženská subpopulace má stabilnější preferenci lokomočních orgánů ovšem ne signifikantně regresní vztah mezi preferencí dolní končetiny a otočením kolem vertikální osy. Mužská subpopulace vykázala signifikantní regresní inverzní vztah mezi konceptem preference dolní končetiny a otočením se kolem vertikální osy p < 0,01. Ve studii jsou diskutována omezení tohoto výzkumu i další doporučení zkoumání fenoménu rotace ve vztahu k motorickým projevům laterality.

keywords: laterality; turning behavior; asymmetry; preference; structural equation modeling; MIMIC models lateralita; rotace; asymetrie; preference; strukturální modelování; MIMIC modely

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