An exploratory analysis of the interrelationship of the seven events in the women's heptathlon with structural equation derived path models

Ian Heazlewood

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    Abstract

    The interrelationship between multiple event sports, such as the women's heptathlon has important implications for both competition and training to optimize training and competition transfer between events. The more complex relationships between the individual seven events in the heptathlon can be addressed through multivariate statistical analysis, defined as structural equation modeling and path analysis. Conceptual models have been presented which explain the underpinning motor fitness factors thought to enhance performance for each event in the heptathlon. Path analysis was applied to assess the conceptual interrelatedness of the events based on a sample of 171 top ranked IAAF women heptathletes for the 2010 IAAF season. The results indicated minimal direct and indirect effects existed between the seven heptathlon events and the degree of competition and training transfer between the events implies that events should be trained in isolation. 

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 Defense Science Research Conference and Expo, DSR 2011
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages-
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781424492763
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 Defense Science Research Conference and Expo, DSR 2011 - Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 3 Aug 20115 Aug 2011

    Conference

    Conference2011 Defense Science Research Conference and Expo, DSR 2011
    CountrySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period3/08/115/08/11

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