2012, Volume 4, Issue 1

The Construction of the Factor Model for Fitness Assessment in Ice Hockey Players



Marek Kokinda1, Robert Kandrac1, Milan Turek1

1Faculty of Sport, University of Presov


Author for correspondence: Robert Kandrac; Faculty of Sport, University of Presov; email: robert.kandrac[at]unipo.sk

DOI: 10.2478/v10131-012-0003-2

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to design a factor model whose application would refine the diagnostics of actual and continuous states in ice hockey players.
Material/Methods: The following batteries of tests were used: Test battery 1 serves as a monitoring tool for the Methods Department of Slovak Ice Hockey Federation. Test battery 2 was designed on the basis of previous empirical evidence. A comparative analysis of the batteries was aimed at the qualitative aspect of the criteria of the individual test items.
Results: The results showed partial incompleteness of the battery and a need to complement the battery with test items that would be more indicative of skating performance. The saturation of five factors within test battery 2 demonstrated a hierarchy of individual parameters, which were actually indicative of skating performance.
Conclusions: With a high degree of probability, one may conclude the incidence of a common base of running parameters (factor model 1), which despite a different character of loading shared an identical base. This contradiction represents a certain knowledge paradox indicating that the implementation of these items into the test battery does not sufficiently assess general fitness in ice hockey players making their number redundant.


Key words: factor structure, diagnostics, ice hockey


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AMA:

Kokinda M, Kandrac R, Turek M. The Construction of the Factor Model for Fitness Assessment in Ice Hockey Players. Balt J Health Phys Activ. 2012;4. doi:10.2478/v10131-012-0003-2

APA:

Kokinda, M., Kandrac, R., & Turek, M. (2012). The Construction of the Factor Model for Fitness Assessment in Ice Hockey Players. Balt J Health Phys Activ, 4. https://doi.org/10.2478/v10131-012-0003-2

Chicago:

Kokinda, Marek, Kandrac Robert, Turek Milan. 2012. "The Construction of the Factor Model for Fitness Assessment in Ice Hockey Players". Balt J Health Phys Activ 4. doi:10.2478/v10131-012-0003-2

Harvard:

Kokinda, M., Kandrac, R., and Turek, M. (2012). The Construction of the Factor Model for Fitness Assessment in Ice Hockey Players. Balt J Health Phys Activ, 4. https://doi.org/10.2478/v10131-012-0003-2

MLA:

Turek, Milan et al. "The Construction of the Factor Model for Fitness Assessment in Ice Hockey Players." Balt J Health Phys Activ, vol. 4, 2012. doi:10.2478/v10131-012-0003-2

Vancouver:

Kokinda M, Kandrac R, Turek M. The Construction of the Factor Model for Fitness Assessment in Ice Hockey Players. Balt J Health Phys Activ 2012; 4. Available from: doi:10.2478/v10131-012-0003-2