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Mollazadeh M, Gharayagh Zandi H, Rostamizadeh M, Yavari Kateb M. Comparison of Personality Characteristics of Athletes in Team and Individual Sport. IJMCL. 2019; 2 (1) :2-8
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Master's degree in Sport Psychology, College of Sport Sciences, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (925 Views)
Objective: In this study, the personality characteristics of neuroticism, extraversion, and openness to new experiences, consensus, and task of male and female athletes were compared in a team and individual sports.
Methods: 160 athletes (13 athletes dropped out) were selected from professional athletes in two disciplines (75 men: 39 men and 36 women) and group (72 men: 41 men and 31 women) in Kerman province. The athletes were asked to complete the NEO-FFI questionnaire for 60 questions. For data analysis, descriptive statistics including mean and standard deviations ... and inferential statistics: independent t-test were used.
Results: The findings of the study showed that the athletes' score in group sports in agreement, extraversion and task is significantly higher than individual sports. Individual athletes had a high risk of neuroticism, and athletes had a lower score than men in all of the components except for neuroticism.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that the personality characteristics of male and female athletes and team and individual athletes are different. It is hoped that this research will be conducted at different ages, communities, and disciplines, and the results will be reported.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: 1-3. Sport Psychology
Received: 2018/10/1 | Accepted: 2018/12/19 | Published: 2019/02/18

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