Sports preference and digit ratio (2D:4D) among female students in Wrocław, Poland
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Instytucja
Wydział Wychowania Fizycznego (Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego we Wrocławiu)
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Główny język publikacji
angielski
Czasopismo
JOURNAL OF BIOSOCIAL SCIENCE
ISSN
0021-9320
EISSN
1469-7599
Wydawca
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
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Rok publikacji
2016
Numer zeszytu
brak
Strony od-do
1-11
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brak
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+ 3
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angielski
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angielski
Treść
Humans exhibit sex differences in competitiveness, sensation seeking and risk-taking attitude, which are required in sports. These attributes are often linked to prenatal testosterone (PT) exposure. The second-to-fourth digit length ratio (2D:4D) is an indicator of PT exposure. A lower 2D:4D indicates higher PT exposure and vice versa. Males generally have a lower 2D:4D than females. Sensation- and/or thrill-seeking behaviours have also been found to be negatively associated with 2D:4D. Boxing and judo are considered to be high-risk sports. Voluntary participation in judo/boxing in contrast to aerobics can be guided by such behaviours and thus have an association with lower 2D:4D. This cross-sectional study included 167 female students from a military academy in Wrocław, Poland. Of them, 119 had voluntarily chosen aerobic exercise, and 48 opted for judo/boxing. Height, weight and second and fourth digit lengths were measured. Physical fitness was assessed using Eurofit tests. The two groups showed similar physical fitness and body size. However, the judo/boxing group had significantly lower mean 2D:4D values than the aerobics group. It is proposed that voluntary choice of participation in a sport discipline by women could be linked to the 'organizational' effect of intrauterine testosterone exposure during prenatal growth.
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PX-58da52f1d5deb9b14e7e7487
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