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Outdoor and indoor sports that require skill executive branches of the personality types of athletes

Hasan Erdem MUMCU, Sema ALAY ÖZGÜL


There are many studies in the areas of personality and motivation. However, there are limited studies on the association of skills to personality trait and motivation in our country. The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of the personality types of the athletes, who perform sports requiring outdoor and indoor skills, on the motivation using the Basic Personality Scale for Turkish Culture and the Motivation in Sports Scale. The conclusions drawn here are thought to be that the motivations and personality traits of the athletes will contribute to the selection of the athletes in the future, the selection of the athletes' sports branches and the process of continuing the sports. The sample of the study consisted of 239 national athletes in judo, taekwondo, shooting, wrestling, table tennis, boxing, weightlifting, tennis, swimming, karate, bocce, billiards, chess, badminton and archery branches. Totally 239 national athletes participated in the survey, of which 98 are girls and 141 are boys. When comparing open skills required athletes with closed skills required athletes, the effects of gender, age, educational status, the age of sport, the age of national athletic age on personality types and motivations were examined by Multiple Regression Analysis, Binary and Partial Correlation Analysis. Statistically significant differences were found on the motivations of the athletes who perform sports that require both indoor and outdoor skills.