ERIC Number: ED053426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
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Identification of Personality Differences among Various Swimming Ability Groups by Sex. Final Report. CORD Project.
Davis, Michael G.; Stewart, Charles W.
This study investigates 16 personality factors and their relevance to the swimming proficiency of physical education students at Wisconsin State University-River Falls. Two instruments, a swimming skills test and the Cattell Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire, were utilized. The major hypotheses tested include: (1) there is no difference between swimmers and nonswimmers on 16 primary personality factors and 7 composite second order factors; and (2) there is no difference between male and female swimmers on these same personality dimensions. A review of the relevant literature, the methodology, findings, and conclusions are reported extensively. Statistical analysis indicates few personality differences between swimmers and nonswimmers but a number of differences between the sexes. The concluding discussion focuses on the implications of these findings for the teaching of swimming. (TL)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire