Investigation of body perception and personality traits of individuals according to their sporting status

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Seda Tüfekçibaşi
Mustafa Şahin

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This study aims to examine the body perception and personality traits of individuals who regularly do sports and those who do not. The research was conducted with 222 people who were reached by an accidental sampling method. Participants were provided with a personal information form prepared to obtain demographic information, Body Image Scale to measure body perception, and Adjective Based Personality Test to measure personality traits via Google Forms. The data obtained were analyzed using the SPSS 22.0 program. To measure whether the body perception and personality traits differ according to the regular exercise variable, an independent t-test was applied. According to the analysis result; body perception, extraversion, responsibility, and openness to experience differ significantly between individuals who do regular sports and those who do not. While body perception differs in favor of individuals who do not practice sports; Extraversion, responsibility, and openness to experience differ in favor of individuals who do sports regularly. Mildness and emotional instability do not differ significantly. The findings were discussed based on the literature, and suggestions for further research were presented.

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Tüfekçibaşi, Seda, and Mustafa Şahin. 2021. “Investigation of Body Perception and Personality Traits of Individuals According to Their Sporting Status”. Psycho-Educational Research Reviews 10 (2):118-25. http://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/perr/article/view/1755.
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