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ERIC Number: ED148723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May-26
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Personality Characteristics of Trained vs. Non-Trained Individuals.
Tharp, Gerald D.; Schlegelmilch, Ron
This document presents the results of two studies investiqating (1) the personality traits of physically trained and physically untrained individuals, and (2) the changes effected in personality traits by an exercise program. Training programs consisted of ten-week periods of activity in fencing, body conditioning, and weightlifting. Analysis of data indicated significant personality differences between untrained and trained subjects in the following areas: anxiety, depression, hostility, intelligence, emotional stability, conscientiousness, self-assurance, and state of relaxation. These trait differences were not claimed as attributable to physical training; age appeared to be a more important factor. No changes in any of the trait characteristics were discovered after the ten-week training period. (MJB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (Chicago, Illinois, May 26, 1977)