2020, Volume 16, Issue 1

Personality of male and female practising competitive football



Paweł Piepiora1, Ewa Kaźmierczak1, Kazimierz Witkowski1

1University School of Physical Education in Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland


Author for correspondence: Paweł Piepiora; University School of Physical Education in Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland; email: pawel.piepiora@awf.wroc.pl



Abstract

Background and Study Aim: Previous studies on personality in sport have shown that there is a profile that characterizes athletes. But in terms of the relationship between personality and gender, the results are not clear. The aim of the study was the knowledge about the personality of male and female practicing competitive football.

Material and Methods: The study was chosen deliberately: the first male team and the first female team of the 1Sports Club “Ślęza” Wrocław (n = 60), thirty male players and thirty female players were selected for the study. The NEO-FFI Personality Inventory was used as the method.

Results: A statistically significant difference was noted only in the neuroticism scale.

Conclusions: The personality of people practicing football was typical for active sports people (low neuroticism, high extraversion and conscientiousness, and average openness to experience and agreeableness) but female football players were more neurotic (less emotionally stable) in relation to male football players. The view was taken that sports activity and gender shape the personality of athletes.


Key words: sport psychology, NEO-FFI, internal motivation, gender


Cite this article as:

AMA:

Piepiora P, Kaźmierczak E, Witkowski K. Personality of male and female practising competitive football. Arch Budo Sci Martial Arts Extreme Sports. 2020;16

APA:

Piepiora, P., Kaźmierczak, E., & Witkowski, K. (2020). Personality of male and female practising competitive football. Arch Budo Sci Martial Arts Extreme Sports, 16

Chicago:

Piepiora, Paweł, Kaźmierczak Ewa, Witkowski Kazimierz. 2020. "Personality of male and female practising competitive football". Arch Budo Sci Martial Arts Extreme Sports 16

Harvard:

Piepiora, P., Kaźmierczak, E., and Witkowski, K. (2020). Personality of male and female practising competitive football. Arch Budo Sci Martial Arts Extreme Sports, 16

MLA:

Piepiora, Paweł et al. "Personality of male and female practising competitive football." Arch Budo Sci Martial Arts Extreme Sports, vol. 16, 2020

Vancouver:

Piepiora P, Kaźmierczak E, Witkowski K. Personality of male and female practising competitive football. Arch Budo Sci Martial Arts Extreme Sports 2020; 16