Personality Characteristics of Male Basketball Athletes



The study at hand sought to find out the personality characteristics of the sixty seven (67) male basketball athletes from Isabela State University, Echague, Isabela, Philippines as measured by the Manchester Personality Questionnaire (MPQ), as basis for the design of a proposed psychological recruitment program. Descriptive research design was utilized employing mean analysis to examine the data gathered. Findings revealed low average scores on the primary dimensions of personality: originality, rule consciousness, openness to change and social confidence which were reflected in their low scores in the big five factors: creativity, agreeableness, extroversion and resilience. Based on the result of the study, it proposes that in the recruitment of male basketball athletes, the assessment of personality characteristics should be taken into consideration as training needs identification geared towards peak sport performance.

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