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Patsiaouras A, Chatzidimitriou M, Charitonidis K, Giota A, Kokaridas D. The Relationship of Personality and Trait Anxiety between Male and Female Volleyball Players. Ann. Appl. Sport Sci. 2017; 5 (3)

1- PhD University of Thessaly/DPESS, Triakala, Karies, Greece ,
2- MD&PhD Alexandre Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
3- PhD Aristotle Univeristy of Thessaloniki/DPESS, Thessaloniki, Greece
4- MSc University of Thessaly/DPESS, Triakala, Karies, Greece
5- PhD University of Thessaly/DPESS, Triakala, Karies, Greece
Abstract:   (552 Views)
Objectives. The purpose of the study was to examine possible correlations and differences of personality and trait anxiety between male and female volleyball players.
Methods. The sample consisted of 79 Division A & C volleyball athletes (35 men and 44 women). Personality factors were investigated with the use of IPIP (International Personality Item Pool), whereas for trait anxiety the STAI - X2 (State - Trait Anxiety Inventory) questionnaire was used.
Results. Statistically important differences were noticed between male and female volleyball players regarding the factors of extraversion, agreeableness, and emotional stability. In the remainder examined factors, that is, trait anxiety, consciousness and intellectual ability-imagination, no statistically important differences were noticed. A differentiation was also noticed regarding the relationship of factors when gender was selected as a criterion.
Conclusion. The results reveal that male athletes were influenced to a different degree on personality factors as compared to female athletes. Further research is needed to investigate differences between the two genders by using samples from other team and individual sports.
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• In everyday volleyball coaching women players are more sociable but less emotionally stable, so the coach should focus more on developing a good climate and cohesion of the team.
• In male volleyball teams coaches should focus more on task and maximization of individual performance and less on social context.

Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Sport Psychology and its Related Branches
Received: 2017/05/11 | Accepted: 2017/08/14 | Published: 2017/08/17

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