Characteristics of talented dancers and age group differences: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/295962
Title:
Characteristics of talented dancers and age group differences: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training
Authors:
Walker, Imogen J.; Nordin-Bates, Sanna M.; Redding, Emma
Abstract:
This study investigated differences in the characteristics of talented dancers in relation to age. Physical (handgrip muscular strength, leg muscular power, hamstring flexibility and external hip rotation), psychological (passion, self-esteem and anxiety) and social (the motivational climate) characteristics were assessed in 334 students enrolled on a talented scheme. The male late adolescence group (16 to 18 years) had greater jump height than the early (10 to 12 years) and mid-adolescence groups (13 to 15 years). For both sexes, the early adolescence group exhibited the lowest and the late adolescence group the greatest grip strength values. The late adolescence group reported lower self-esteem than the two younger groups, and the two older groups reported greater perceptions of ego-involving motivational climates than the early adolescence group. Results suggest that, as some characteristics of talented dancers differ across the adolescent years, talent identification and development criteria could be adapted according to age.
Citation:
Walker, I.J., Nordin-Bates, S. M., & Redding, E. (2011) 'Characteristics of Talented Dancers and Age Group Differences: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training', High Ability Studies, 22(1),pp. 43-60.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
High Ability Studies
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/295962
DOI:
10.1080/13598139.2011.597587
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13598139.2011.597587
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1359-8139; 1469-834X
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Applied Research in Dance

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Imogen J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorNordin-Bates, Sanna M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRedding, Emmaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-15T08:50:48Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-15T08:50:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationWalker, I.J., Nordin-Bates, S. M., & Redding, E. (2011) 'Characteristics of Talented Dancers and Age Group Differences: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training', High Ability Studies, 22(1),pp. 43-60.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1359-8139-
dc.identifier.issn1469-834X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13598139.2011.597587-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/295962-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated differences in the characteristics of talented dancers in relation to age. Physical (handgrip muscular strength, leg muscular power, hamstring flexibility and external hip rotation), psychological (passion, self-esteem and anxiety) and social (the motivational climate) characteristics were assessed in 334 students enrolled on a talented scheme. The male late adolescence group (16 to 18 years) had greater jump height than the early (10 to 12 years) and mid-adolescence groups (13 to 15 years). For both sexes, the early adolescence group exhibited the lowest and the late adolescence group the greatest grip strength values. The late adolescence group reported lower self-esteem than the two younger groups, and the two older groups reported greater perceptions of ego-involving motivational climates than the early adolescence group. Results suggest that, as some characteristics of talented dancers differ across the adolescent years, talent identification and development criteria could be adapted according to age.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13598139.2011.597587en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to High Ability Studiesen_GB
dc.subjectDancingen_GB
dc.subjectAdolescentsen_GB
dc.subjectTalent identification and developmenten_GB
dc.titleCharacteristics of talented dancers and age group differences: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Trainingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHigh Ability Studiesen_GB
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