Correlation of Cognitive Abilities Level, Age and Ranks in Judo

Stanislav Kraček 1 , Petra Pačesová 1 , Pavel Šmela 1  and Miloš Štefanovský 1
  • 1 Department of Sport Educology and Sport Humanities, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University in Bratislava,Slovakia


The aim of this paper is to ascertain the correlation between selected cognitive abilities, age and performance of judokas according to ranking. The study group consisted of judokas in the age group 18 ± 2.4 years. The Stroop Color-Word Test - Victoria Version (VST) was the instrument used to determine the level of cognitive abilities. The data obtained were measured by the Pearson Correlation (r) correlation test. The results of the study show an associative relationship of indirect correlation (p < 0.01) between age and all of the three categories of the Stroop test. This is an indirect correlation, so the higher the age, the lower the time (better performance) of the probands in the Stroop test. There was no statistically significant correlation between performance in the categories of the Stroop test and rankings. The outcomes show that the level of selected cognitive abilities depends on age, but the level of the selected cognitive abilities does not affect the ranking of the judokas.

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