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ERIC Number: ED114726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 17
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Personality and Achievement of Athletic and Non-Athletic High School Girls.
Taylor, Hugh
This study investigated personality and academic achievement differences between athletic and non-athletic ninth and tenth grade girls in a Canadian school. Athletes participated in at least one of four interscholastic sports while the non-athletes were involved in only activities associated with a required Physical Education course. Differences between the groups on 14 scales of the California Personality Inventory were analyzed by means of the t test. Chi-square analyses were conducted on the distributions of year-end letter grades in English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. The results indicated that at both grade levels athletes rated significantly higher than non-athletes on the personality factors of dominance, sociability and achievement via conformance. At the ninth grade level, the athletes obtained a significantly larger proportion of high grades in all subject areas than did the non-athletes. At the tenth grade level, the distribution of letter grades in Science and Physical Education were significantly different between the two groups, with more of the high grades being awarded to the athlete group. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada