Relationship of gender, dimensions of temperament, and bimanual coordination
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University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Faculty of Education, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Submission date: 2024-01-09
Final revision date: 2024-04-05
Acceptance date: 2024-04-06
Publication date: 2024-06-28
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Daniela Benesova   

Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Education, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Klatovská tř. 51, 30100, Pilsen, Czech Republic
TRENDS in Sport Sciences 2024;31(2)
Bimanual coordination is used in everyday life activities and is a part of work-related skills, sports, and leisure time activities. Dynamics of experiencing is characterized by the dimensions of extraversion and neuroticism, which are believed to be brain correlates.

Aim of the Study:
The objective of this study is to determine whether temperament characteristics and gender have any effects on performance in a test of bimanual coordination.

Material and Methods:
The research sample consisted of 193 participant, 86 of them were women (45%) and 107 were men (55%). All the participants were university students with an average age of 21.6 years ± 1.76. The Eysenck’s Personality Inventory (EPI) was used to determine extroversion and neuroticism levels, while the Supportive Drawing Test (SDT) was employed to assess a level of bimanual coordination.

In the SDT, the men demonstrated significantly better performance than the women. These differences were also validated by the level of substantive significance. The analysis of variance did not show any differences in the SDT performance in the extraversion dimension. However, in the dimension of neuroticism, significant intergroup differences have been observed. Labile participants performed more poorly on the SDT than neuropsychiatrically stable and ambivalent ones. The women showed a higher median of neuroticism (MdnW = 11) than the men (MdnM = 9). Among the female participants, 25.6% exhibited neuropsychiatric lability, while only 14.9% of the men belonged to the labile group.

The results of the SDT showed no difference between the groups of labile men and labile women.

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