2018, Volume 10, Issue 4
Type of education and life experiences in the dual career
Marek Graczyk1, Anna Nawrocka1, Paul Wylleman2, Waldemar Moska3, Tomasz Tomiak1, Milena Lachowicz1, Paweł Drobnik1
1Faculty of Physical Education, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport
3Faculty of Tourism and Recreation, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport
Author for correspondence: Marek Graczyk; Faculty of Physical Education, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background: The objective of this study was to check whether the type of education is related to the development of a dual career in professional sport.
Material and methods: This study used the Chi-square test of independence and Student’s t test to analyze 7 scenarios (not experienced and experienced) presented to the participants. A final survey-list, consisting of 38 items of competences (possession and importance) and completed by 243 young people: 218 (89.7%) athletes obtaining secondary education and 25 (10.3%) obtaining or having higher education.
Results: There were statistically significant differences between people with higher education and secondary education in terms of possessed competences, but there were no statistically significant differences between higher education and secondary education in terms of the importance of competences. There were statistically significant differences between people with secondary education and people with higher education in experiencing scenario 1 and 5.
Conclusions: The results of both studies confirmed three hypotheses. It turned out that the level of education is related to the course of athletes’ dual career. Of particular importance are the athletes’ social competences and life experience.
Key words: education, dual career, life experience