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Personality types, Need for Achievement and Aggression among Sportsmen and Non-Sports Men | Original Article

Shobha S.*, Krishnaswamy P. C., in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of the study is to assess the personality, need for achievement and the level of aggression among sportsmen and non-sportsmen. Casual comparative research design was employed by involving 300 graduate students those who were actively involves in various sports and 300 graduate students those who haven’t involved in any kind of sports activities. The results were obtained by using eyesenk’s personality inventory, Deo-Mohan’s Achievement motivation scale and Aggression Scale by TasneemNaqvi. The results of an independent sample t test showed that the sports men are more extroverts compared to non-sports men and non-sports men are more introverts compared to sports men. Non-sports men have reported that they are more prone to neuroticism compared to sports men. Another finding is that sports students have showed a high need for achievement compared to non-sports students and the last finding is that sports students have reported more aggression compared to non-sports students. The findings are discussed in light of the promoting sports activities for having a sound personality, high level of achievement motivation and reducing the aggression level through sports.