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Subjective and objective determinants of the satisfaction from the cooperation in a dance couple
 
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Submission date: 2014-11-11
Final revision date: 2015-01-16
Acceptance date: 2015-01-17
Online publication date: 2015-02-10
Publication date: 2015-02-10
 
Health Psychology Report 2015;3(1):35–46
 
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Background
Dance is an extremely complicated sports discipline, which combines features of the “original” form of dance associated with the expression of self and one’s emotions while maintaining the qualities of a competitive sport. It is particularly important for the cooperation of a couple to develop a relationship during training so that the partners feel satisfaction from working with each other, but are also pleased with the results in the discipline in which they train.
The aim of this study was to analyse the factors responsible for the satisfaction with cooperation in a couple, which included, among other things, the dance level, degree of involvement and responsibility of each partner for the development of the couple.

Participants and procedure
The study involved 30 dance couples aged 13-26 years (M = 16.48, SD = 2.16). Participants completed two questionnaires (Own Poll and the Dyadic Trust Scale [DTS]) and provided demographic information in a quiet environment, usually at their education or training facilities.

Results
The results indicated the importance of their own and perceived partner involvement in the development of the couple for the satisfaction from the success in the sport. It is surprising, however, that the results reveal no association between dance experience and satisfaction of practising sport analysed in the study.

Conclusions
Satisfaction plays an important role in relationships of pair dancers. In dancing, satisfaction may derive from subjective rather than objective factors, mainly those related to the relationship in the couple.
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