Effects of the Sports on the Personality Traits and the Domains of Creativity

Elif Top, Mustafa Akil

Abstract


The present study investigated the correlation between the personality traits of the university students who were
engaged in sports and the ones who were not engaged in sports, and their domains of creativity. A total number of
593 students studying in the faculty of sports sciences and in other departments were included the study. As the data
collection tools, “Revised/Shortened Form Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ-RS)” and “Kaufman Domains
of Creativity Scale” (K-DOCS) were used in the present study. When the creativity and personality traits of the
female and male students were compared, it was found out that the neuroticism points of female students were found
to be higher comparing to the male students. While the male students had higher points in in the domains of scholarly
creativity, mechanical/scientific creativity, artistic and psychoticism, the female students were found to have scored
higher points in the other domains. When the creativity and personality traits of the students who were engaged in
sports and those of the students who were not engaged in sports were compared, the extroverted characteristics were
found higher and psychoticism characteristics were lower of the individuals engaged in sports, while no difference
was found in other domains. Consequently, it could be said that female students were more neurotic, that the
individuals engaged in sports were more extroverted compared to the ones not engaged in sports, and that male
students have higher points compared to the female students in the domains of scholarly, mechanical/scientific,
artistic and psychoticism.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v8n3p56

 

World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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