The present study investigates whether the Big Five personality traits are different among diverse sports populations. A sample of 881 male athletes and non-athletes completed a self-report questionnaire measuring their personality traits. The Exploratory Structure Equation Modeling (ESEM) approach is adopted to test measurement invariance and mean differences among groups. The results indicate that athletes who had experienced the most success in their sport scored higher than non-athletes in each personality dimension of the Big Five, with the exception of openness, while less successful athletes scored higher than non-athletes only in extraversion and agreeableness. The more successful athletes showed higher agreeableness, conscientiousness, and emotional stability than the less successful athletes. Individual-sport athletes were found to be more energetic and open than team-sport athletes. The current findings help clarify the relationships between personality traits, sports participation and athletic success.
Associations between personality, sports participation and athletic success : a comparison of Big Five in sporting and non-sporting adults / P. Steca, D. Baretta, A. Greco, M. D'Addario, D. Monzani. - In: PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES. - ISSN 0191-8869. - 121(2018), pp. 176-183.
|Titolo:||Associations between personality, sports participation and athletic success : a comparison of Big Five in sporting and non-sporting adults|
|Parole Chiave:||Big Five personality factors; Exploratory structural equation modeling; Individual and team sport; Sport participation; Sport success; Psychology (all)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-PSI/01 - Psicologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.09.040|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|