Investigation of Personality Characteristics of National Level Male and Female Gymnasts
International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education
Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2016, Pages: 1-5
Received: Mar. 19, 2016; Accepted: Mar. 28, 2016; Published: Jun. 7, 2016
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Rajkumar Sharma, Sport Authority of India Training Centre, Malhar Ashram, Rambagh, Indore (M. P.), India
Devarshi Kumar Chaubey, D. P. Vipra College of Education, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), India
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Abstract
The purpose of the study was to assess and investigate the personality characteristics of national level male and female gymnasts One hundred national level males (N=60) and females (N=40) gymnasts were randomly selected during the Junior national gymnastics championships to serve as the subjects for this study. The mean age and SD of male and female gymnasts of national levels were 19.90 ± 1.53 and 18.56 ± 2.71 respectively. Eysenck's Personality Questionnaire-R (E.P.Q.-R) prepared by Eysenck and. Eysenck was selected to measure the four dimensions of personality of national level Gymnasts of India. In order to find out the significant difference between male and female gymnasts at national level on personality factors, mean, SD and t-ratio were computed, level of significant was set at .05 level. The results of study revealed that male gymnasts of national level were found more extroverted, less psychotic and neurotic in nature than their female counter parts. They had expressed similarity in their psychoticism, neuroticism and social desirability dimensions of personality and significant difference in their extraversion personality factor.
Keywords
Male, Female, Gymnasts, Personality Factors, National Level, Junior
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Rajkumar Sharma, Devarshi Kumar Chaubey, Investigation of Personality Characteristics of National Level Male and Female Gymnasts, International Journal of Sports Science and Physical Education. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsspe.20160101.11
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