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Correlation Analysis of Krav Maga Athletes' Sociodemographic Characteristics and Their Leadership Competencies

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Assist. Prof. Dr. Zeljka Bagaric, University North, Croatia
Student Emilija Strucic, University North, Croatia

Abstract

The Krav Maga system tactics develop character traits, skills and values ​​that such as integrity, ethics, humility, peacefulness, non-violence, self-awareness, discipline, respect, responsibility, active listening and ability to function in stressful situations. The same traits are associated with transformational leadership, and can be a useful tool and model for effective corporate governance and personal growth. This paper explores the relationship between some sociodemographic characteristics of Krav Maga athletes and competencies that are identified as leadership competencies, as assessed by respondents in relation to their personal and work environment. Survey was conducted during March 2021 on deliberate sample of active athletes of the Krav Maga self-defence system from a total of 22 countries (N = 98, F = 36). The quantitative methodological approach was used. For this paper purposes, data were processed by descriptive statistics procedures and appropriate non-parametric methods (hi-square test - χ2 and Spearman’s Rho). The SPSS Statistics version 27 package was used. Correlation analysis was performed between group variables (self-awareness, self-regulation and environmental awareness) and set of independent variables composed of gender, communication skills, years of working experience and years of Krav Maga training. Obtained results showed that the group variables were highly correlated, positive and statistically significant at the level of 1% (p <0.01). It seems that the participants’ competence of Krav Maga and leadership qualities is achieved based on Krav Maga training, while gender and non-formal and cultural learning potentially acquired through years of work experience in this sample are not related to the development of leadership competencies.

 Keywords

communication skills, Krav Maga system, self-awareness, self-regulation, transformational leadership  

Citation

Bagaric, Z. & Strucic, E. (2021). Correlation Analysis of Krav Maga Athletes' Sociodemographic Characteristics and Their Leadership Competencies. In R. Thripp & I. Sahin (Eds.), Proceedings of iHSES 2021--International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences (pp. 385-404). Monument, CO, USA: ISTES Organization. Retrieved 05 December 2021 from www.2021.ihses.net/proceedings/77/.

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