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World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2016, 2(2), 42-45
DOI: 10.12691/wjssh-2-2-3
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Assessing the Personality Characteristics of Personal and Team Sportsmen According to Some Variables

Kubilay ÇİMEN1, , Aydın PEKEL1, , Ecem AKGÜL1 and Sinan ÇETİNKAYA1

1High School of Physical Education and Sport, İstanbul Gelişim University, Turkey

Pub. Date: July 22, 2016

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Kubilay ÇİMEN, Aydın PEKEL, Ecem AKGÜL and Sinan ÇETİNKAYA. Assessing the Personality Characteristics of Personal and Team Sportsmen According to Some Variables. World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2016; 2(2):42-45. doi: 10.12691/wjssh-2-2-3


The objective of this study is to examine the personality characteristics of personal and team sportsmen according to some variables. According to this objective, the study included 43 participants from Galatasaray (male), Trabzonspor (male), Abdullah Gül University (female) and Edirnespor (female) basketball teams and 48 voluntary tennis players from ITF. The voluntary participants were asked to apply socio-demographic information form and Personality Scale. The acquired data were statistically analyzed via the IBMM SPSS20.0package software. Personal information about the applicants, as well as the total scores of inventory and factor scores were given by determining thefre quency (f) and percentage (%) values. Relationship between the scores obtained from the scales was presented by using the statistics of Mann-Whitney U test in comparisons according to their gender, sport backgrounds and sport branches. On the other hand, the statistics of Kruskal Wallis test was used in comparisons according to their age. As a consequence, a personality characteristic was associated with age, gender, sport background and branch. This condition is thought to be caused by the fact that sportsmen are trained result-oriented in both their infrastructure and in their lives, are social due to the undeniable contributions of sport, establish a rapid communication, and have the required self-confidence and self-efficacy.

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