2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Conscientiousness personality trait in relation to anthropometric somatotype of aquatic and non-aquatic players
Author(s): Himanshu Hooda and Dr. Dolly
Personality has been continuously considered a central constituent in aquatic and non-aquatic sports world and deals with the approach in which various psychological states and traits of the players influence sports performance. To accomplish the study, purposive sampling technique has been used. The sample of the study has been selected from the various colleges and universities. For this purpose, total 240 college and university level players (120 aquatic and 120 non-aquatic) were selected as subjects. The selected subjects were between the age group of 18 to 25 years. Personality big five inventory developed by John and Srivastava (1999) was applied to evaluate the personality and anthropometric somatotype manual developed by Heath and Carter (1990) was administrated to assess the anthropometric somatotype of aquatic and non-aquatic players. To determine the relationship of personality with anthropometric somatotype of aquatic and non-aquatic players, Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was applied through statistical product and service solutions (SPSS) version 20.0. The level of significance was set at 0.05. The results of the study identified the positive relationship between conscientiousness personality trait and somatotype endomorph, mesomorph and ectomorph with regard to aquatic players. The endomorph aquatic players have more conscientiousness personality as compared to mesomorph and ectomorph somatotype whereas mesomorph has more conscientiousness personality when compared with ectomorph somatotype. Non-aquatic players discovered the negative relationship of conscientiousness personality trait with endomorph and ectomorph somatotype. However, the positive relationship was reported between conscientiousness personality trait and mesomorph somatotype. The mesomorph non-aquatic players possess more conscientiousness personality followed by endomorph and ectomorph somatotype. Both the findings of relationship revealed that there is relationship between extraversion personality trait and somatotype of aquatic players but the relationship was not found statistically significant.
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Himanshu Hooda and Dr. Dolly. Conscientiousness personality trait in relation to anthropometric somatotype of aquatic and non-aquatic players. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(1): 2037-2041.