The comparison of communication skills in athletes and non athletes

Nikbakhsh, Reza; Alipor, Hasan Ghasem; Mosavi, Faraz; Abdi, Hasan
June 2013
Advances in Environmental Biology;Jun2013, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p1221
Academic Journal
Background: The purpose of this study was the comparison of communication skills in athletes and non athletes. Methods: The methodology in this study was casual-comparative. The populations in this study were all the athletes and non athletes in region 10 in Tehran. The population in this study was made 105 participants (52 athletes and 53 non athletes). The instruments for data collection included demographics questionnaire and Burton (1990) communication skills Questionnaire. From non parametric- Mann -- whitney U Test was used to the comparison of communication skills in athletes and non athletes. Results: The results show that results show that the mean rank of listening skill, feedback skill and communication skill of athlete's ratio to non athletes was significantly greater (respectively P value 0.005, 0.001, and 0.000). But between mean rank of verbal skills of athletes and non athletes was no significant difference. Conclusion: Considering the findings of this study show that apparently communication skills influence social and work communication especially in athletes' success


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