Self-Compassion, Flow, and Strategies in Judokas

Autor/innen

  • Tommaso Feraco University of Padova
  • Paola Ispiro University of Padova
  • Chiara Meneghetti University of Padova
  • Petra Jansen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15495/ojs_25678221_41_177

Schlagworte:

Judo, Flow, Self-compassion, Martial-arts

Abstract

In the last decades, studies on sport practice have showed positive relations between self-compassion and flow and sport enjoyment, satisfaction, and performance. Despite this, little research concerns the relation between self-compassion and flow in martial arts while these relations were not examined in judo. The main aim of this study was to examine the role of flow and self-compassion in judo practice. In addition, we assessed the strategies judokas experienced before and during combat and examined their relations with these psychological constructs. A total of 52 judokas (34 males) with different degrees of experience (belt) participated in the study and answered questionnaires on flow state during combat, personal self-compassion, and judo strategies. The results showed no correlation between the participants’ experience levels and their flow and self-compassion scores. However, we found a positive relation between the use of judo strategies and flow during combat. In conclusion, even though we found no relation between self-compassion and any of the variables considered, learning and using judo strategies, as already showed regarding other martial arts, seem to be important for developing flow states.

Autor/innen-Biografien

Tommaso Feraco, University of Padova

Since 2018 Dr. Tommaso Feraco is a PhD candidate in Psychological Science at the University of Padova and works as head of research for an educational start-up. He graduated in 2017 in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Padova after a research period at the University of Cyprus. His main research topics concern spatial abilities, their relation with sport activity and the role of non-cognitive factors, as soft-skills, in learning and academic achievement. 

Paola Ispiro, University of Padova

Paola Ispiro, graduated in Psychological Sciences and Techniques at the university of Padova with a thesis on cognitive abilities and judo practice, is now studying at the master course in Cognitive Psychology. She also has a master degree in architecture obtained at the IUAV university (Venice). Since many years she also studies and practices martial arts and meditation techniques.

Chiara Meneghetti, University of Padova

Since 2019 Chiara Meneghetti is professor at the General Psychology Department of the University of Padova. From 2006 to 2012 she was awarded research grants and from 2012 to 2018 she was assistant professor at the Department of General Psychology. She is Director of the Master (I level) in Learning Tutorship. She is member of clinical and inclusion student services of University of Padova and of the PhD Psychology Science program. Her main interest lies in spatial cognition, and particularly spatial abilities and spatial learning in relation to individual differences and different populations. She is a member of national and international associations (APS, ESCoP, SILC). She is the author of numerous research papers published in international peer-reviewed journals, chapters in national and international books, and papers and books published in Italian. She serves as a reviewer for several international journals.

Petra Jansen

Prof. Dr. Petra Jansen leitet seit 2008 den Lehrstuhl für Sportwissenschaft der Universität Regensburg. Sie promovierte und habilitierte sich in Experimenteller Psychologie. Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen in der Untersuchung des Zusammenhanges von Motorik, Emotion und Kognition, u.a. unter einer neurowissenschaftlichen Perspektive. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt ihrer Arbeit ist zum einen in der Untersuchung der Prävention von kindlichen Entwicklungsstörungen durch Bewegung und Achtsamkeit zu sehen, zum anderen in der Erarbeitung der für ein gelingendes Altern relevanten Faktoren. Ihre Arbeiten wurden durch die DFG, das BMBF und Krankenkassen gefördert und sind mit mehreren Preisen ausgezeichnet worden.

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Veröffentlicht

2021-05-22

Zitationsvorschlag

Feraco, T., Ispiro, P., Meneghetti, C., & Jansen, P. (2021). Self-Compassion, Flow, and Strategies in Judokas. Journal of Martial Arts Research, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.15495/ojs_25678221_41_177

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