International Journal of Education and Psychological Research
(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)
Authors: Dr. Priyanka Yadav
The aim of this study was to investigate personality of elite wrestlers and basketball players. Participants were 50 male basketball players and 50 wrestlers from India. Participants had completed a Cattellâ€™s 16PF Questionnaire. Data analysis was done with basic descriptive statistics. Significance of differences between two groups was calculated with t â€“ test. The result shows that the wrestlers and basketball players differ in the expression of certain forms of behaviour within certain dimensions of personality. Wrestlers had lower scores at factors: B-Reasoning, E-Dominance, F-Liveliness, G-Rule Consciousness, Hâ€“Social Boldness, N-Privatesness and Q3- Perfectionism. In other words they exhibit: lower developed ability of abstract thinking, higher level of reliability and sense of duty to the obligations, lower â€œsuper egoâ€ strength, threat-sensitivity, and impulsivity. Basketball players had lower scores only at factor I â€“ Sensitivity, it means that they are more independent, and realistic.