La impulsividad determina el rol desempeñado por los jugadores de futsal
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AuthorCastillo Rodríguez, Alfonso; Madinabeitia, Iker; Castillo Díaz, Alberto; Cárdenas Vélez, David; Alarcón, Francisco
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
ImpulsivitySensation seekingPersonalityFutsalPlaying position
Castillo-Rodríguez, A., Madinabeitia, I., Castillo-Díaz, A., Cárdenas, D., & Alarcón, F. (2018). La impulsividad determina el rol desempeñado por los jugadores de futsal. Revista de Psicología del Deporte/Journal of Sport Psychology. Vol. 27. nº2 2018
SponsorshipEste estudio ha sido financiado por el proyecto DEP2017- 8987-R, del programa de Investigación, Desarrollo e inno- vación Orientada a los retos de la Sociedad, del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad del Reino de España.
Futsal is a sport known and practiced by millions of people around the world. However, there are few scientific studies about distinct facets of personality associated with impulsive behavior, which can help coaches to optimize their sport performance. e aim of this study was to analyze the variables related to impulsivity in elite futsal players, based on their playing position. In this study participated 111 elite futsal players (age M = 25.44, DT = 4.62) of the National Futsal League in the 2014/2015 season. e UPPS-P impulsivity questionnaire adapted was used and an ANOVA test was performed taking into account the playing position (goalkeepers, defenders, wings and wing-defenders, pivots and wing-pivots and universal). e results showed a lower score in the impulsivity traits, specifically in the sensation seeking dimension, in those players with a defensive role, and particularly in the goalkeepers compared with the universals (p <.05). In addition, a profile of greater general impulsivity is observed in the pivots, wing-pivots and universals. In conclusion, this study has shown the existence of certain di!erentiated profiles of impulsivity among the futsal players according to their role. Al- though we must be cautious expecting the confirmation of future studies, these findings highlighted the convenience of considering personality traits as predictors of performance in talent detection and development programs in this sport.