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ERIC Number: EJ1034023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
An Examination of Personality Traits of Motorsports Management Students
Young, Joyce A.; Bodey, Kimberly J.; Harder, Joseph T.; Peters, Randell
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v8 n2 p33-38 Fall-Win 2013
For the motorsports industry, there is a strong desire to recruit individuals that have realistic expectations of the profession as well as exhibit the personality traits needed to be successful in the industry over time. The study sought to examine and compare personality traits of motorsports management students to those of practitioners currently working in the industry and non-motorsports management students drawn from the general student population. This study is the first known attempt to operationalize and validate many of the personality characteristics identified by Jenkins, Pasternak, and West (2005) to predict career success in motorsports. The study concluded that the primary difference among potential job seekers is the perceived passion they possess to underscore a strong desire to work in motorsports. We suggest students with pre-university enrollment industry work experience coupled with motorsports-related internships during and immediately after a planned program of study will continue to express "a high sense of calling to the field". These individuals are more suited for the demands of the sport and thus better overall job candidates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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