ERIC Number: ED288866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
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Personality and Success in Intercollegiate Football.
Garland, Daniel J.; Barry, John R.
A study sought to identify personality factors associated with high levels of performance in collegiate football. A sample of 272 football players who were attending three southeastern United States universities took the "16 Personality Factor Questionnaire" prior to the season's first game. Analysis of responses and players' athletic performances indicated that 3 of the 16 personality traits--group dependence, tough-mindedness, and extroversion--were significant predictors of athletic performance. Although this finding is consistent with personality trait theory, more research is needed with situational and behavioral theories in various sport populations to identify which of these factors are associated with athletic performance. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association (Atlanta, GA, March 25-28, 1987).