International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Investigation of Personality Traits in Rugby and Soccer Teams
Ivan S. Rabelo, Diego Alves Tajes, Priscilla Rodrigues Santana, Katia Rubio

Among the topics of great interest in high-performance sporting context is the understanding of the athlete's personality. There are few personality instruments adapted to the Brazilian population in sport; however, specific measures to the sporting context can assist with greater specificity and applicability results to sports teams. This study aimed to assess the use of a personality test for the sporting context and also to analyze the personality traits shown by professional athletes of different modalities, a Rugby team and a Soccer team. The instrument used was the Personality Factorial Inventory, which covers the Five-Factor Model of Personality. The results indicate the need for further comparative studies including standardization samples in characteristic groups of sport, considering the existence of facets that have peculiarities when it comes to the sporting context.

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