PERSONALITY TRAITS PREDICT IN SPORTS PERFORMANCE AMONG UNIVERSITY ATHLETES

Muhammad Badar Habib, Sana Waris, Saiqa Afzal

Abstract


The present study aims to investigate the personality traits predict in sports performance among university athletes. The sample was comprised of 232 (male=148 and Female = 84), aged between 18 to 30 years (M/SD; 25.11/1.60) of university athletes. The data were gathered from three universities of Punjab, Pakistan through purposive sampling technique. The present research was quantitative in nature and cross-sectional research design was applied. Two research instruments were used to measure the quantify data; Revised NEO personality inventory (NEO-PI-R) and Coach's Ratings Scale. The results of correlation clearly identified that neuroticism personality trait was significantly and negatively correlated with coach ability,, athletic ability, game performance, team playerness, work ethic and overall sports performance among university athletes. While, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness personality traits were significantly and positively correlated with coach ability, athletic ability, game performance, team playerness, work ethic and overall sports performance among university athletes. Whereas, the results of multiple regression analysis revealed that agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness were found to be the significant predictors of sports performance.


Keywords


Personality traits, Sports performance, Game performance, University athletes

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