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Research Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2009 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 216-221
Comparison of Attachment Styles and Emotional Intelligence Between Athlete Women (Collective and Individual Sports) and Non-Athlete Women
M. Narimani and S. Basharpoor
 
Abstract: Current study, has been performed to compare attachment styles and emotional intelligence between athlete women (collective and individual sports) and non-athlete women. Statistical population of this study, is comprised of all 250 athlete women (of both collective and individual sport who were exercising in the sport saloons of Ardabil city (Iran) within first 6 months of 2008. All non-athlete women of Ardabil in this age range were the normal population of this survey. Of this statistical population, 30 athletes of collective and 30 athletes of individual sports and 30 of non-athlete women were selected with simple random sampling. After sampling some demographic characteristics like age, education and record of sport activities were taken and questionnaires of attachment styles and emotional intelligence were completed by them. Results of Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) showed that there is statistically significant difference between mean scores of 3 groups in the secure attachment and emotional intelligence; however, there is not significant difference between 3 groups in the mean scores of avoidant insecure and ambivalent attachment styles. Results of LSD pursuit test also showed that, rate of secure attachment in the individual sport athletes was lower than collective sports. And also, emotional intelligence of individual sport’s athlete was more than individual and it was higher for individual sport’s athlete than non-athlete persons.
 
How to cite this article:
M. Narimani and S. Basharpoor , 2009. Comparison of Attachment Styles and Emotional Intelligence Between Athlete Women (Collective and Individual Sports) and Non-Athlete Women. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 4: 216-221.
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=rjbsci.2009.216.221