An analysis of psychological endurance and personality traits of individuals doing sports and not doing sports by various variables

Keywords: psychological endurance, doing sports, personality, sporting year


Purpose : The aim was to examine the psychological endurance and personality levels of the students studying at Faculty of Education and students studying at Faculty of Sports Sciences. Material and Method: Target population of the study was composed of students studying at Sakarya University in the academic year 2015-2016. The sample of the research consisted of a total of 365 (n = 197 males, n = 168 females) participants. They were educated at Faculty of Education (n=166) and Faculty of Sports Sciences (n=199) at Sakarya University. *Personal Information Form* by the researcher, Turkish adapted version of *Personality Inventory* were implemented. Also, Turkish adapted version of *Psychological Endurance Scale for Adults* were implemented. T-test was used for paired comparisons. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation (r) Coefficient was employed to determine the relationship between psychological endurance and five factor personality traits of the participants. Result : There was a significant difference between sporting situations, sporting year, sports branches of students in terms of total scores of psychological endurances. There was also a significant difference between gender, sporting situation, sporting year and socio-economic situations in terms of the personality traits of the students. Conclusion : The results show that the psychological endurance levels of those who do not play sports are lower than those who do any of the individual sport branches or team sports. In short, it can be said that doing sports affects psychological endurance positively.


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Author Biographies

Nuriye Şeyma ŞAR, High School of Physical Education and Sports, Mustafa Kemal Univercity; serinyol campüs Hatay/Antakya, Turkey
Fikret SOYER, Physical Education and Sports Science Faculty, Sakarya University; Esentepe campüs Sakarya/Adapazarı, Turkey
Mustafa KOÇ, Education Faculty, Psychological Counseling and Guidance Service, Sakarya University; Hendek campüs, Sakarya/Hendek, Turkey


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ŞAR N Şeyma, SOYER F, KOÇ M. An analysis of psychological endurance and personality traits of individuals doing sports and not doing sports by various variables. Physical education of students. 2018;22(2):91-8.