Sosyolojik Bağlam Dergisi (Aug 2023)

An Investigation of the Relationship between Fingerprints and Anaerobic Powers of Sports Sciences Students

  • Haci İsmail Çıngı

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 4, no. 2
pp. 182 – 192


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In this study, the relationship between fingerprints and the anaerobic power of athletes was analyzed in a random sample group in correlation type. Fingerprints have been used electronically for identification in forensic criminology and authentication in business and social life with the development of dermatoglyphics science in the last century and the understanding that fingerprints are unique to the individual. Today, it is known that much research is being carried out to determine genetic characteristics, heredity, gender, character, and ability analysis from fingerprints. In this study, the height and weight measurements of 126 athletes from Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Sports Sciences were taken with the appropriate sampling method, and the vertical jump test was applied to the individuals. The anaerobic power of the athletes was calculated with these collected data. The coding method determined 10 fingerprints of the same sample group, and fingerprint classes and attributes were determined by observation. According to the findings obtained from the data analysis, a significant difference was observed between the anaerobic powers of the athletes according to their fingerprint classes. The anaerobic power of athletes with W2 Normal fingerprint codes has been observed to be higher than those without W2. However, it has been observed that fingerprints in certain codes increase and decrease in direct proportion to anaerobic power. In light of the data obtained in this study, limited but meaningful data were obtained in the direction of detecting sportive skills from fingerprints.