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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A

Personality attributes of sports and non- sports person: A comparative study


Author(s): Saimitra Chouhan and Dr. Shraddha Tripathi

Abstract: Background: Psychology plays a very important role in governing a person’s performance in sports. Besides physical differences there might be certain psychological aspects and particularly personality traits that differentiate a sports person from a non-sports person. Perusing various sports has also evidently brought about changes in personality of a person. Personality is commonly used term almost in every human interaction. Aim: The purpose of this study is to find out a consistent pattern of difference in personality traits of sports persons and non-sports person. Method: A sample of 60 subjects has been taken, out of which 30 were sports persons and 30 were non –sports persons. The big five personality test (Hindi version) by Dr. Arun Kumar Singh and Dr. Ashok Kumar which consists of 180 questions has been administered to measure the five personality traits which are neuroticism, extroversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness. The test has been administered on Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior students and female sports playing students of LNIP, Gwalior. The subjects fall under the age of 21 to 25 years. Quota sampling has been used to select the subjects. Statistical analysis used: Unpaired sample t-test is used to compare the five personality attributes of sports and non-sports person. Results: There is no significant difference in extroversion, openness, conscientiousness and neuroticism. A statistical significance difference (M=62.80, SD=4.54) sports group and for non- sports group (M=58.50, SD=5.23) t (60) =3.40, P< 0.0012 is found in agreeableness of both the personalities. The statistical mean difference is of 4.30 with 95% confidence interval. Conclusion: It can be concluded that there is no significant difference in the four attributes of personality i.e. neuroticism, extroversion, conscientiousness, openness of sports and non-sports person. But a significance difference is found in the agreeableness of both the persons.

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How to cite this article:
Saimitra Chouhan, Dr. Shraddha Tripathi. Personality attributes of sports and non- sports person: A comparative study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(1):22-24.
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