Now the relationship in comparison between the mindfulness
and the cognition can be considered as an important toped of the research that
is only began recently to unravel. So the aim of this study was to
determine the level of mindfulness ; hand eye
coordination and strength for fencing player .Also To
determine whether the gender differences in mindfulness
were exist within samples of fencing players. Moreover the
current study aimed to address handedness differences in fencing regarding
to hand eye coordination and strength.
We hypothesise that fencing players have
a good mindfulness and strength, good
hand eye coordination and there is a
gender and handedness differences regarding to hand eye coordination, strength
and mindfulness , in this study we will attempt to find the relationship
between both of the strength of mindfulness and the hand – eye coordination
among the elite fencers ?
sample consists of sixteen national fencers (Jordanian national team), aged
between ( 14 to 23) years
8 males (M = 16.87 , SD = 3.52
) and 8 females ( M = 15.12
yr , SD = 2.03 ) ,
Research Instruments and Procedure
The Arabic version of
The Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) is used to assess mindfulness.
It is consisted of a 39 items of higher scores that indicate the greater levels
of mindfulness (Baer, et al., 2006, al awamleh
2015). The five facets were observed
described , acted with awareness, also non – judging of the
inner experience and non – reactivity to inner experience . we used a
coefficient of an internal consistency so we can determine the reliability of
the Arabic version of the (FFMQ) in accordance with the
Cronbach ) alpha result. The coefficient of the internal
reliability of the Arabic Version of the (FFMQ)
indicated that the stability of the test was acceptable. The significant level
that was reached due to the reliability values were (** 0.69) .
Hand grip dynameters was used for the
measuring of the maximum isometric strength for the hand and arm muscles.
Because handgrip strength is an important factor or element for the fencing
players. Procedure : the dynamometers must be held at the hand that should be
tested. The arm should be in the right angles and at the same time the elbow
must be by the side of the body. The dynamometer can be adjusted if that is
required – as the base should rest on the first metacarpal while the handle
should be rested on the middle of the four fingers. When the athlete is ready
he should squeezes the dynamometer with maximum isometric effort then this step
will maintain for about five seconds. During this step no other body movement
Steadiness Tester Hole Type used
to assess Hand-eye coordination( Fig 2).
The athletes mission here is to hold a metal –
tipped stylus in a nine progressively smaller holes that differ in size as
follow ((1.156; 1.125;0.5; 0.312; 0.187; 0,109; 0;093; 0;078; 0.0625) inches
taking in consideration not to touch the holes from the inside. On the other
hand a Silent Impulse Counter Model 58024C was used to detect any errors.