Diurnal performance of university students’ chronotypes

Pavol Pivovarniček, Dominika Kondrátová, Ľudmila Jančoková, Tomáš Malý

Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate the differences between chronotypes of university students (n = 19) during morning and evening physical performance parameters: reaction time (RT), tapping frequency (TF) and jump abilities (JA). The results did not show differences between a chronotype’s morning vs. evening performance (RT: F(2.16) = 0.279, p > 0.05, η2 = 0.03 vs. F(2.16) = 0.255, p > 0.05, η2 = 0.03; TF: F(2.16) = 0.869, p > 0.05, η2 = 0.10 vs. F(2.16) = 0.402, p > 0.05, η2 = 0.05; SJ: F(2.16) = 0.136, p > 0.05, η2 = 0.02 vs. F(2.16) = 0.022, p > 0.05, η2 = 0.002 and CMJ: F(2.16) = 0.068, p > 0.05, η2 = 0.01 vs. F(2.16) = 0.051, p > 0.05, η2 = 0.01). There were no differences (p > 0.05) between groups of chronotypes from the point of view of diurnal performance. It follows that it will not be important when our examined group – young people (university students) will realize the physical activity (concerning mainly RT, TF and JA) from the point of view of time of day (despite of different chronotypes).

Keywords

Evening performance; Jump abilities; Morning performance; Reaction time; Tapping frequency

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2018.132.09





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