Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(12), pp. 2913 - 2917
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061226
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The Relationship between Digit Ratio (2D:4D), Anaerobic Power and Athletic Ability of Young Athletes


Hüseyin Özden Yurdakul , Gökmen Özen *, Hürmüz Koç
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to examine whether there was a relationship between digit ratio (2D:4D) with anaerobic power and athletic performance of young athletes. Two hundred and fifty well-trained young male athletes were recruited as participants. Anthropometric measurements (body height, weight, and digit length) vertical jump and athletic ability tests were performed on each participant, for data analysis, correlation analysis was used. Data analyses indicated that the means of 2D:4D ratio was not correlated with BMI, anaerobic power and athletic ability scores (p < .05). According to the findings of this study, the 2D:4D ratio does not seem to be an indicator parameter to predict the physical performance and athletic abilities of young athletes.

KEYWORDS
Ability, Anaerobic Power, Athlete, Digit Ratio

Cite this paper
Hüseyin Özden Yurdakul , Gökmen Özen , Hürmüz Koç . "The Relationship between Digit Ratio (2D:4D), Anaerobic Power and Athletic Ability of Young Athletes." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.12 (2018) 2913 - 2917. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061226.