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International Journal of Sports, Health and Physical Education

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

A relationship study of personality traits and intensity-specific physical activity among university students

Author(s):

Dr. Amandeep Singh

Abstract:

This study explores the relationship between personality traits and physical activity levels among university students. Utilizing a sample of 109 participants from Guru Nanak Dev University, ages 18 to 30, we measured intensity-specific physical activity and Big Five personality factors. WHO's Global Physical Activity questionnaire and the Big Five Inventory assessed the respective variables. Non-normally distributed data were analyzed using Spearman's rank-ordered correlation.
No significant correlations were found between vigorous intensity physical activity and any Big Five personality factors. However, agreeableness showed a significant positive correlation with moderate intensity physical activity, aligning with prior observations. Overall physical activity levels revealed significant positive correlations with agreeableness and openness. These findings highlight the multifaceted nature of the relationship between personality and physical activity among university students.
Despite contributing valuable insights, the study acknowledges limitations, including reliance on self-report measures. The results underscore the need for ongoing research to refine our understanding and inform tailored interventions promoting healthier lifestyles within the diverse university demographic.

Pages: 46-49  |  67 Views  19 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Dr. Amandeep Singh. A relationship study of personality traits and intensity-specific physical activity among university students. Int. J. Sports Health Phys. Educ. 2024;6(1):46-49. DOI: 10.33545/26647559.2024.v6.i1a.103
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