The aim of the study presented in this paper was to investigate an association between womens' temperament and chronotype and the time chosen for physical activity. One hundred and eleven women aged from 18 to 55 were participated in present research. The Formal Characteristics of Behavior - Temperament Inventory (FCB-TI) was used to measure temperament features. To assess kind of chronotype all participants completed Horne-Östberg's Morningness-Eveningness Questionaire, named the Rhythm of Daily Activity Questionnaire (KRAD) in Polish version. The data analysis has shown that morning types were more brisk (Tau Kendall = 0, 17; p = 0,01), less perseverative (Tau Kendall = - 0,20; p = 0,00) and more sensory sensitive (Tau Kendall = 0,15; p = 0,03) when compared with evening types. There was also negative correlation between perseveration and the result in KRAD in the group of women who chose physical fitness activity in the morning (Tau Kendall = - 0,28; p = 0,01) and positive correlation between briskness and the result in KRAD in the group of women who chose physical fitness activity in the evening (Tau Kendall = 0,20; p = 0,03).
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