Josko Sindik

Josko Sindik
Institute for Anthropological Research · Biostatistics and mathematic modelling

Ph. D., Assistant Prof.

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Additional affiliations
October 2015 - present
University of Zagreb
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • courses “Statistical methods for anthropologists”, “Analysis of anthropological data”
February 2011 - November 2015
Institute for Anthropological Research
Position
  • Scientific Associate
October 2010 - present
Visoka policijska škola
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • “Research methods of the security events”
Education
July 2006 - July 2009
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology
Field of study
  • Physical Education, University of Zagreb
February 1998 - July 2001
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology
Field of study
  • Physical Education, University of Zagreb
September 1984 - November 1988
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (174)
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Apart from functional problems that arise from the fact that they belong to certain vulnerable social categories (individuals with chronic illnesses and conditions, individuals belonging to minorities and marginalized groups, etc.), members of these groups also face the feeling of distancing and/or rejection by others, including health professional...
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Theories on second language acquisition (SLA) differently estimate the importance of certain factors in language acquisition. Within those factors the importance of motivation as well as demotivation is essential. Motivation is extremely important during demanding learning process. The first objective of this study is focused on determining the cor...
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AIM The main aim of this study was to examine differences in sport participation motives, the frequency of engaging in sports activities according to gender, region and field of study, but also the association between the incidence of engaging in sports activity and the motivation for sports activity of students at the University of Ljubljana. MAT...
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The goal of this study is to determine secular changes in anthropometric measures of preschool girls at the age of purpose of establishing the differences in anthropometric characteristics between girls for which measurements were practical implications.
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The main goal of the research is to determine gender differences in the subscales within Multidimen-sional Scale of Sports' Psychological Talents (MSSPT): Mental Energy Scale (MES), Modifi ed Big Five Inventory (MBFI), Modifi ed Short Hardiness Scale (MSHS), Modifi ed Athletic Engagement Scale (MAES), Modi-fi ed Athletic Identity Scale (MAIS), Psyc...
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Th e goals of the research were to determine the construct validity and reliability of two psychological instruments (AIMS) and (PSICA) applied on samples of college sport students; the correlations between the students' competition rank, years of engaging in sport, and level of physical exercise; the diff erences among the universities in diff ere...
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Links between morphological characteristics (MC), motor abilities (MA) and psychological preparedness (PP) for school of preschool girls could help improve the quality of educational work for their teachers. The main goal of the study was to determine the correlation between three sets of data: MA, MC and PP. The randomized sample of preschool girl...
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The "Wild League" is a recreational sports event, which takes place in Dubrovnik and has an extremely long tradition. The sport that is played in this competition is water polo. A study was conducted in order to identify motivational factors related to this amateur sport. The study had two main goals: to determine basic psychometric properties (con...
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Introduction. The main research objective is the analysis of the grouping of the students of the University of Ljubljana, with respect to the intensity of different types of exercise participation motives, their gender, discipline and year of study, level of physical activity, status of physical education class, organization of physical activities...
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BHS: Inspiracija za rad i problem(i) koji se radom oslovljava(ju): Kriminalistika i kriminologija nisu samo kvalitativne, već i kvantitativne discipline. Veliki broj današnjih saznanja iz statistike i matematike općenito nalaze svoju primjenu u forenzici. Stoga je problem ovog rada podsjećanje ili informiranje ovog profila stručnjaka vezano za neko...
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Introduction Numerous studies show that wide range of anthropological characteristics and health indicators significantly affects the success in softball. Therefore, constant monitoring of these indicators provides to the coaches the information useful for the planning of the training process, adjusted to concrete athletes. This study explores sele...
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Introduction The article describes the features of the Girevoy (Kettlebell) sport and the athletes. We have considered the frequency, intensity and perceived stress in training and competition in this sport. We have determined the differences and correlations among factors that are relevant to the abovementioned characteristics (sex, duration of tr...
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Children's play is an important activity, which reflects overall children's development. There is small number of studies that dealt with developmental milestones of children's play, especially those of children aged up to four years. Therefore, we have conducted a study on 839 children, aged from four to seven years. The main objective of this res...
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Studija opisana u ovoj knjizi nastala je u sklopu projekta Temeljni razvojni miljokazi kao sredstvo stimuliranja razvoja predškolske djece, koji je financirao Grad Dubrovnik putem natječaja u sklopu Javnog poziva za predlaganje projekata/programa iz područja skrbi o djeci, mladima i obitelji za 2016. godinu, a na temelju odobrenja Ministarstva znan...
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Physical activity (PA) during normal pregnancy has various positive effects on pregnant women's health. Determination of the relationship between PA and health outcomes requires accurate measurement of PA in pregnant women. The purpose of this review is to provide a summary of valid and reliable PA questionnaires for pregnant women. During 2013, Pu...
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Zahtjevi posla kod policijskog službenika su nešto viši u odnosu na velik broj zanimanja pa se očekuje da policijski službenik mora uložiti više napora za nošenje sa stresom na poslu, tj.reducirati kumulativni stres koji se očituje u sagorijevanju na poslu. Kako bi to postigao, mora jačati i razvijati stabilne osobine ličnosti da bi se lakše nosio...
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Swimming is a sport that takes place in a medium which is about 780 times denser than air, causing greater friction and greater resistance to movement of the body. During the development of the swimming sport, interdisciplinary research biomechanical laws and research in fluid dynamics, and their mutual relations are necessary. The term "freestyle"...
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The main goal of the research is to determine the latent structure of the psychological questionnaires within Multidimensional Scale of Sports' Psychological Talents (MSSPT): Mental Energy Scale (MES), Modified Big Five Inventory (MBFI), Athletic Engagement Scale (AES) and Optimism Scale (OS). Second goal was to determine the correlation between th...
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Sestrinstvo je i struka i znanstveno utemeljena disciplina koja pomaže ljudima ostvariti zdrav i produktivan život, od-nosno omogućiti im da se na najbolji mogući način nose s nedostacima ili narušenim zdravljem, bolestima i ozlje-dama, koristeći se pritom na znanju utemeljenim vještina-ma [1]. Međunarodna organizacija rada definirala je pro-fesion...
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The main goal of the research is to determine the differences in certain dimensions in the battery of the psychological questionnaires within Multidimensional Scale of Sports' Psychological Talents (MSSPT) in male handball players, according to their club, age group, winning medals and membership in junior national team. Second goal was to determin...
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Numerous studies show that wide range of anthropological characteristics and health indicators signifi cantly affects the success in football. Therefore, constant monitoring of these indicators provides to the coaches the information useful for the planning of the training process, adjusted to concrete athletes. This study explores selected morphol...
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Glavni cilj istraživanja bio je utvrditi da li neka sociodemografska obilježja razlikuju latentne dimenzije koje predstavljaju različita simbolička značenja vode, ili su s njima povezana. U istraživanju provedenome na sudionici-ma iz Hrvatske, izabranima metodom snježne grude, koristio se preliminarni popis s 40 mogućih simboličkih značenja vode, d...
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The objective of this study is to determine the basic metrical properties of the tests for the assessment latent dimensions of motor abilities at four-year children. Sample included 50 children aged 4 years (±6 months) from three kindergartens in Zagreb, during the first half of 2015. Battery of tests that assess the hypothetical motor abilities (c...
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Predatorski časopisi: sve veći problem znanstvene zajednice. Zbornik radova 5. međunarodne znanstveno-stručne konferencije-Istraživački dani Visoke policijske škole u Zagrebu (Unaprjeđivanje sigurnosne uloge policije primjenom novih tehnologija i metoda). Vukosav, J., Sažetak Objavljivanje radova u kvalitetnom znanstvenom časopisu je glavni cilj za...
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Stavovi policijskih službenika-studenata o stručnosti, kontroli, odlučivanju i rukovoditeljima. Zbornik radova 5. međunarodne znanstveno-stručne konferencije-Istraživački dani Visoke policijske škole u Zagrebu (Unaprjeđivanje sigurnosne uloge policije primjenom novih tehnologija i metoda). Stavovi policijskih službenika – studenata o stručnosti, ko...
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Peterofaktorski (Big Five) model ličnosti može ukazivati na profil osobe koja će više ili manje biti sklona činjenju određenih vrsta kaznenih djela. Glavni cilj istraživanja bio je utvrditi mogu li u značajnoj mjeri različite osobine ličnosti razlikovati tri skupine osoba: pravomoćno osuđenih za najteža kaznena djela iz područja nasilničkog krimina...
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The associations between motor abilities (MA), morphological characteristics (MC), and cognitive preparedness (PP) for school in pre-school aged boys should provide a platform for improved systematic educational work. The main goal of this research is to determine the correlation between children’s MA, MC and PP, using univariate and multivariate s...
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In this study, the first and last names of people (FN and LN), enterprises (EN) (with plants'species roots in their names) and phytotoponyms (PT) in five Croatian regions are analyzed, in their relationships. The goals of the study were: to determine the correlations between FN, LN, EN and PT; to determine the latent structure of these variables; t...
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Goals of this research were to determine the correlations among the dimensions of relevant factors about engagement of women in sports, as well as to determine the differences in the dimensions of relevant factors about engagement of women in sports, according to several independent variables: type of sport, educational level, marital status and pl...
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Swimming and synchronized swimming are two similar sports, but with main differences in specific structures of the movements in the synchronized swimming. This article attempts to provide an overview of the similarities and differences among young female athletes involved in these sports, primarily in the morphological characteristics of swimmers,...
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Nonlinear multivariate statistical methods have proven to be useful tools in research issues dealing with biocultural diversity. Namely, these methods have less restrictions in their use, as compared with compatible linear methods. This research is the example of using some of these methods. The three indices of biocultural diversity by the variabl...
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The role of jealousy in sport, as a negative emotional reaction, accompanied by thoughts of inadequacy when compared to others, is the issue of this article. This study had a purpose to define the characteristic profiles of the Croatian athletes, based on single items of Sport Jealousy Scale (SJS II), labeled by several variables: gender, type of s...
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Introduction The main research objective is the analysis of the grouping of the students of the University of Ljubljana, with respect to the intensity of different types of exercise participation motives, their gender, discipline and year of study, level of physical activity, status of physical education class, organization of physical activities d...
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Scope of this study was to identify motivational factors related to specific recreational sport event: 'Wild league' in water polo, which takes place in Dubrovnik, have very long tradition. First goal of the study is to determine the relationship between motivational factors related to this event, as well as with socio-demographic variables. Second...
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The present chapter describes the role of psychological characteristics and perceived group cohesion for basketball coaches. Thus, the chapter presents the findings of a study aiming to determine the differences in selected psychological characteristics and perceived group cohesion in top senior male basketball players, in relation to several indep...
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The aim of the research was to determine construct validity and reliability for two questionnaires (Athlete Engagement Questionnaire – AEQ and Athletic Identity Measurement Scale – AIMS), applied on elite Croatian athletes-sprinters, as well as the correlations among the dimensions in these measuring instruments. Then, we have determined the differ...
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The aim of this study was to determine the differences in performance indicators for top senior male basketball players, with respect to several independent variables: position in the team, total situation-related efficiency, age, playing experience and the time spent on the court within the game and during championship season. The final sample of...
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During working with athletes, important is the understanding how psychological factors affect the performance of an individual: considering individual differences among athletes is necessary. Characteristics closely related to stress and coping with stress in athletes are mental toughness (toughness) and hardiness, which actually describe how an in...
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Rezime: Sistematizacija stavova prema nezavisnom novinarstvu može istraživači-ma omogućiti da na relativno sustavan način istraže ovo pitanje u određenom prostor-nom i vremenskom kontekstu, dovodeći ga u vezu s čimbenicima koji mogu pomoći da stavove prema ovom pitanju jasnije razumijemo, i eventualno promijenimo. Glavni cilj istraživanja nam je bi...
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Numerous psychological instruments are developed with a purpose assess psychological characteristics of athletes. In this study, recently preliminary validated battery of questionnaires, named Multidimensional Inventory of Sport Excellence (MUSI) is applied. From entire MUSI, several subscales are applied, measuring following psychological characte...
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ABSTRACT: e goal of this pilot study was to determine basic kinesiometric properties of the tests for the assessment of certain hypothetical latent dimensions of motor abilities at four-year children. Namely, the structure of motor abilities is strongly connected with developmental status of the children, and in each phase of the development, speci...
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The goals of this research are to determine the differences in the personality traits, psychological skills and optimism among handball players in different age groups (1) and to determine the correlations between these characteristics (2). The research was conducted on a sample of 78 subjects, members of one handball team (Prvo plinarsko društvo Z...
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This study aimed to investigate relevant factors about engagement of women in certain sports, with a purpose to retain women in sports in general. Final goal was to determine the differences in revealed latent dimensions of these relevant factors, in relation to medals won on state and international championships and sport activity status. The corr...
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Swimming abilities of the children depends on program of certain training of non-swimmers (hereinafter swimming school), as well on swimming coach’s knowledge and personality. The issue of this article is to gain the insight into specific aspects of differences between swimming coaches in their results in the school of swimming.The main goals of th...
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The motivation is considered as a continuum between positive (and personal) attitudes about sport and negative (environmental) motives, as well as between fun (relaxation) motives, through social motives, to ambition (self- esteem) motivation. Our general assumption is that in athletes who won state and international medals, or who are currently st...
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Tourism has become a promoter of global social changes, but the question is to what extent are the changes induced by the sale of real estate, in this case in the old town of Dubrovnik, positive. In this research, we tried to get answers to three main questions about real estate sellers and their motives, the opinions and attitudes of the residents...
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Sport psychologist needs to understand how psychological factors affect athletic performance of an individual, considering individual differences among athletes. Each specific problem in working with athletes must be considered depending on complex factors: the type (specificity) of sport; characteristics of the activity (the training or competitio...
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The experience of the beach as a territory in the context of Altman’s theory of territoriality, to our knowledge, has rarely been explored. The main research objective is cluster analysis of the participants (visitors of beaches in Dubrovnik) with respect to the intensity of the experience of the beaches as certain types of territory according to A...
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The main goal of this research is to study the population structure of the north-Adriatic island of Rab, clustering analysis of the survey participants (inhabitants from five settlements on the Rab) in relation to their complex phenotypic characteristics (physiological, biochemical and morphological). Another objective was to analyze the grouping o...
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Sports psychologist needs to understand how psychological factors affect the performance of an individual, and must take account of individual differences among athletes. Although there are numerous psychological measurement instruments for assessing the important psychological characteristics of the athletes, it is important to select instruments...
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The main goal of the study was to determine gender differences in validity scales of personality measuring instruments, among the psychiatric patients. Additional goals are to find the differences among male and female psychiatric patients, in relation to their age group, education level and type of psychiatric diagnosis. A total of 331 male and 33...
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The purpose of this article is to gain insight into the reported, but also the so-called covert victimization of police officers, in relation to the consequences after victimization. The objectives of the research were to determine the differences in: physical and mental state of an individual after victimization, the representation of persons with...
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Svrha ovog članka je stjecanje uvida u prijavljenu, ali i tzv. prikrivenu viktimizaciju policijskih službenika, u relaciji s posljedicama nakon viktimizacije. Ciljevi istraživanja bili su utvrditi razlike u: psihofizičkom stanju pojedinca nakon viktimizacije, zastupljenosti osoba s kojima policajci razgovaraju o problemima viktimizacije, potrebi ob...
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Cilj istraživanja bio je utvrditi mogu li u značajnoj mjeri različiti aspekti agresivnosti razlikovati tri skupine osoba: pravomoćno osuđenih za najteža kaznena djela iz područja nasilničkog kriminaliteta (ubojstva, silovanja i sl.), pravomoćno osuđenih za nenasilna kaznena djela (pronevjere, krivotvorenje isprava i sl.) te odgovarajuće skupine oso...
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Sažetak Cilj istraživanja bio je utvrditi mogu li u značajnoj mjeri različiti aspekti agresivnosti razlikovati tri skupine osoba: pravomoćno osuđenih za najteža kaznena djela iz područja nasilničkog kriminaliteta (ubojstva, silovanja i sl.), pravomoćno osuđenih za nenasilna kaznena djela (pronevjere, krivotvorenje isprava i sl.) te odgovarajuće sku...
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The experience of the beach as territory is relatively rarely investigated an issue, especially within Croatian framework. The objectives of the research have been: the construction of the questionnaire Territorialism on the beaches, which covers three types of Altman’s concept of territoriality (1) to determine the differences in the dimensions of...
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The aim of this study was to determine differences in the underlying factors of the bicycle traffic in Zagreb, according to the place of residence. The study included over 3,000 participants frequently included in urban bicycle traffic, using the conveniently assembled questionnaire. The results showed that among all of the factors that have an inf...
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Athletic engagement and athletic identity are conceptually interrelated constructs. Athletic engagement (AE) is an enduring, relatively stable sport experience, which refers to a generally positive affect and cognition about one’s sport as a whole. The efficient role of athletic identity (the level of identification with the role of athlete) in rea...
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The focus of this article is the part of a holistic anthropological interdisciplinary study of the population structure of the inhabitants of the Island of Rab, focused on multivariate analyses of latent morphological variables, to contribute to the explanation of its microevolution. The goals of the study were directed to determine population diff...
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The goals of this study were: to determine the possibility of forecasting for the preferences of cycling on the basis of all relevant factors Zagreb cycling (1) and to determine the differences between the participants in all the relevant factors in Zagreb cycling, by gender, in relation to membership in the Association "Trad Union of bicyclists",...
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Citirati na sljedeći način: Repišti, S. i Sindik, J. (2015). Preliminarna psihometrijska validacija miljokaza razvoja dječje igre kod djece od navršene prve do četvrte godine života. Pregled, 56 (3), 83-104 .
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Inspiracija za rad i problem(i) koji se radom oslovljava(ju): Članak se bavi u Hrvat-skoj rijetko istraživanom prijavljenom i prikrivenom viktimizacijom policijskih službenika u odnosu na neka njihova sociodemografska obilježja. Ciljevi rada (naučni i/ili društveni): Cilj istraživanja bio je utvrditi odnose varijabli prijavljene i prikrivene viktim...
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Undesirable behaviors are obstacles for the physical development of a child and for other children in kindergarten, while desirable social skills contribute to the constructive resolution of conflicts among children and to prosocial behaviors. The objectives of the study were: to construct estimation scales of social skills and undesirable behavior...
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The overall objective of the study was to determine the attitudes associated with issues about the production of wheat. We have analyzed the responses of 130 wheat producers from the five counties of eastern Croatia, deliberately chosen from the Farm Register. The questionnaire contained several themes: Country-policy agricultural production, Produ...
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A significant factor that can adversely affect the daily operation of teachers and the quality of the relationship with the children in their care is the stress that teachers experience on the job. Stress experienced at work is not a simple product of exposure to adverse environmental factors. Of extreme importance are the personality traits of the...
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AIM To provide a data-driven methodology and framework to auxology, in order for researchers and medical doctors to benefit from large data repositories, from which it is possible to extract meaningful - but often counterintuitive or unpredicted – information, or to corroborate current knowledge. SUBJECTS AND METHOD A large data set containing clin...
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Food frequency questionnaires (FFQ) are designed to assess habitual diet by asking about the frequency with which food items or specific food groups are consumed over a reference period. In this study, we have developed a FFQ to assess habitual dietary intake of healthy adults to estimate the quality of their nutrition and conducted a study to vali...
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This study aimed to determine the latent dimensions of all relevant factors about engagement of women in judo, to determine the intercorrelations among these latent dimensions, as well as the correlations with three relevant variables. Final goal was to determine the differences in revealed latent dimensions, in relation to several independent vari...