Personality Profile of Trait Consciousness of Male and Female Sports Persons

Poonam Joshi, Dr. B. K. Bhardwaj
2016 International Journal of Indian Psychology  
The personality of an individual has important implications for the performance of all sorts of activities including sports and games. The Five Factor Model of personality traits have been reported to be reliable predictors of performance in many studies across the globe. The present study aimed to understand the distribution of consciousness personality profile in terms of gender and domicile of the participants in individual and team games. Four hundred male and female sports persons with
more » ... erent scores of trait of consciousness served as the participants in the present study. Their sports achievements in individual and team games were observed. The results of the present study evinced that sportspersons of team games scored higher on consciousness than did the sportspersons playing in individual games. The female participants showed relatively higher mean consciousness score in comparison to their male counterparts. Furthermore, the players having rural affiliations demonstrated higher mean consciousness score as compared to those who belonged to urban background. The main effect of gender on consciousness was also exhibited to have statistical significance along with statistically significant interactions between gender and background, game type and background as well as game type, gender and background. The results have been explained in the light of current theories of personality and sports achievements. The results evinced the role of gender, game types and domicile in shaping the personality trait of consciousness in sports activities the participants. The results of the study have important implications for researchers, academicians, sportspersons, policy makers and administrators. Future directions of research have also been discussed.
doi:10.25215/0304.126 fatcat:qfx4rnvgq5duxhqwlaovd6u65e