International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(September 2015)

Personality Characteristics of Indian Wrestlers and Basketball Players

Authors: Dr. Priyanka Yadav

Pages: 73-77


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 Cattell’s 16PF Questionnaire. Data analysis was done with basic descriptive statistics. Significance of differences between two groups was calculated with t – 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, H–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 “super ego” strength, threat-sensitivity, and impulsivity. Basketball players had lower scores only at factor I – Sensitivity, it means that they are more independent, and realistic.