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Personality traits of high-risk sport participants: a meta-analysis

McEwan, Desmond, Boudreau, Patrick, Curran, Thomas and Rhodes, Ryan E. (2019) Personality traits of high-risk sport participants: a meta-analysis. Journal of Research in Personality, 79. pp. 83-93. ISSN 0092-6566

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jrp.2019.02.006

Abstract

The purpose of this meta-analysis was to examine the relationships between personality traits and participation in high-risk sport. A total of 149 effect sizes from 39 eligible articles were obtained wherein the personality traits of high-risk sport participants were compared with either low-risk sport participants or individuals not engaged in any sport. Results revealed significant effect sizes in favor of the high-risk participants for sensation seeking, extraversion, and impulsivity. Significant effect sizes in favor of the comparator groups were found for neuroticism, telic dominance, and sensitivity to punishment. No significant differences were observed in psychoticism, sensitivity to reward, socialization, agreeableness, conscientiousness, or openness. The implications of these results and potential avenues of future research are highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 Elsevier Inc.
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2019 09:57
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2019 00:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101354

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