1University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Sport, Ljubljana, Slovenia
WHICH MOTOR ABILITIES HAVE THE HIGHEST IMPACT ON WORKING
PERFORMANCE OF SLOVENIAN SOLDIERS?
Sport Mont 2010, VIII(23-24),
The objective of the research was to find a correlation between motor abilities
and working efficiency of soldiers in a battle unit of Slovenia Armed Forces (SAF).
The subject consisted of 115 soldiers (age = 27,1 ± 3,7 years) who were serving in the
first brigade of the SAF. Motor abilities were measured with 11 motor tests, assessing
the level of flexibility, speed, strength and coordination. To evaluate working efficiency
of soldiers a special questionnaire was used, which consisted of 19 statements. Superior
officer was asked to fill a questionnaire for each inferior soldier with values from 1
to 5. The correlation between motor abilities and working efficiency was assessed with
the Pearson’s correlation coefficient. We have found 5 statistically significant correlations.
Motor tests correlating most with working performance were tests of arm
Slovenia Armed Forces (SAF), motor abilities, working efficiency