Vol. 10, Issue 2, December 2014.



Vjekoslav Cigrovski1, Igor Božić2, and Nikola Prlenda1
1Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia
2Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

doi: 10.5550/sgia.141002.en.008C
UDK: 796.926.011



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The assumption of this study was that attitude towards alpine skiing and expectations of ski novices affect the level of achieved alpine ski knowledge. So, the aim was to determine correlation between alpine ski novices’ attitude towards alpine skiing before the learning process and level of acquired knowledge after completion of structured alpine ski school program. 112 alpine ski novices (33 females and 79 males) participated in the study. All were tested on 26-item scale questionnaire for attitude evaluation and were included in 10-days alpine ski school program. After completion of ski school, all participants demonstrated eight elements of alpine ski technique which was used as a measure of acquired ski knowledge. Results showed statistically significant correlation between acquired alpine ski knowledge and attitude of ski novices towards alpine skiing (r = .36). The most statistically significant correlation was determined between the level of learned parallel turn and attitude towards skiing (r = .42). Our results point to importance of attitude towards alpine skiing and alpine ski learnin.

Key words: alpine skiing, learning process, attitude towards alpine.


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