Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS AND MOODS: A STUDY OF COMBAT WITH COLLEGE ATHLETES

Abstract

Roberto Ruiz Barquín

The description of personality traits in sport has been one of the most popular topics in the psychology of sports. There are different research lines. In recent years, the Big Five Model of personality factors has been one of the most used models in sports. However, they have been reduced studies applying this model in combat sports, and but not many from the perspective of college athletics. In this study, various tests were administered to a sample of 96 college athletes in combat sports, highlighting the administration of the questionnaire BFQ personality, and the POMS questionnaire. The main objectives of this study are: 1 .- To describe the personality characteristics of the sample; 2 .- To establish personality in comparison to other general population samples, comparing the mood states to other samples of college athletes, 3. - To establish possible relationships of personality with mood states evaluated. The results show important differences in personality and mood states by comparing the sample of athletes to the general population both dimensional and subdimensional, and the comparison of moods states with other samples of college athletes. Likewise, statistically significant correlations between personality traits and mood states are observed, developing a discussion of the practical implications of the results possible training and competition situations.

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