A comparison of selected personality traits of college women who participate in varsity team sports, varsity individual sports, and a college dance company

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Verna Jean Wilson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Rosemary McGee

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to compare selected personality factors for each group of college women who participated in a college dance company, varsity team sports of field hockey, basketball, and volleyball, and varsity individual sports of tennis and golf. Seventy-eight female undergraduate students from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro completed a Personal Data Sheet and the Cattell Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire. A one-way analysis of variance was used to determine if, on twenty factors, differences in personality existed among (1) dancers, varsity team sport players, and varsity individual sport players, (2) varsity team sport players on field hockey, basketball and volleyball teams, and (3) between varsity individual sport players who were tennis players and golfers. Also, a t test was used to determine if the above three groups were different from Cattell's normative group on the twenty factors. This study showed that a fairly similar distribution of personality traits existed for the six groups tested. It was possible to have had 140 significant differences from the analyses of variance tests. Only ten factors were significantly different at the five percent level of confidence.

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Language: English
Date: 1971

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