An Examination of Psychological Competitive Ability in Soccer Players
– A Comparison between the Universiade Soccer Players of Japan and Korea –
Masato Otake, Lee Woo Young, Yoshimasa Suda, Hajime Koga and Nozomu Hasegawa
[Received April 6, 2005 ; Accepted February 3, 2006]
Psychological competitive ability is one of the most important factors in perform peak performance in soccer games. The purpose of this research was to clarify psychological competitive ability of the Universiade soccer players from Japan and Korea. The effects of psychological competitive ability were investigated using DIPCA. The results were as follows: 1. Japanese soccer players were relatively high in aggressiveness, but low in confidence, decisiveness, predictive ability, and judgment. 2. Korean soccer players were relatively high in aggressiveness and volition for self-realization, but low in self-control, ability to relax, and concentration. 3. Japanese soccer players were superior in concentration to Korean soccer players, while Korean soccer players were superior in volition for self-realization, confidence, decisiveness, predictive ability, and judgment to Japanese soccer players.
Keywords: Soccer, DIPCA, Japan, Korea
[Football Science Vol.3, 9-14, 2006]