The personality and movement preference relationships of high school girls affiliated with dance and sport

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Sandra Diane Brugger (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the interaction of personality and movement preference. Primary explorations examined relationships between personality and preferences for non-implement and implement movement patterns of eight basic effort themes. Subsequent explorations delved into personality and movement preference differences between the dance and sport groups. The subjects for this study were twenty-six, female dance-oriented and twenty-six, female sport-oriented students enrolled in the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades at New London Senior High School, New London, Connecticut. Each subject executed one non-implement and one implement movement pattern for the slash, wring, dab, punch, glide, flick, press, and float effort themes and then judged each pattern against a series of descriptive scales on a semantic differential questionnaire. Each subject also completed Thorpe, Clark, and Tiegs' 180-item California Test of Personality. Pearson Product-Moment, Fisher's "t", "z" transformation, and analysis of variance were the statistical processes employed to treat the data. The following results were obtained: (1) There were no significant relationships between personality and total movement preference, non-implement movement preference and implement movement preference with regard to the dance, sport, and combined groups.

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Language: English
Date: 1973

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