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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part D

Risk taking tendency: An investigation of amateur athletes in mountain and road races


Author(s): Alexios Makropoulos, Krinanthi Gdonteli, Anastasia Perrea and Georgios Kipreos

Abstract: The purpose of the present study is to investigate the predisposing risk-taking among mountain and road runners, and if the experience gender and age affect risk-taking, as well as to explore if both mountain and road runners are seeking to participate in a risk environment. Two hundred fifty-five (255) amateur athletes participated in the study, and their age ranged from 20 to 59. Participants completed the questionnaire "Sensation Seeking Scale" that investigates participants’ usual feelings. Males’ scores were significantly higher than females’ were. In addition, athletes of mountain racing showed significantly higher scores than road athletes in all factors of the questionnaire. These results shows that mountain racing athletes are seeking to experience higher levels of stimulation and new experiences than the road racing athletes. Finally, experienced athletes scored higher than novice athletes, showing that experienced athletes are seeking new experiences, avoiding boredom and seeking stimulation in the context of the competition.

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How to cite this article:
Alexios Makropoulos, Krinanthi Gdonteli, Anastasia Perrea and Georgios Kipreos. Risk taking tendency: An investigation of amateur athletes in mountain and road races. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2017; 4(1): 212-216.
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