Murray State Theses and Dissertations


Athletes represent a unique population of people with unique personality traits. It has been well documented the trait differences between males and females and how these manifest. There has been substantial work done on the personality of athletes and the sex differences that exist therein. This study aims to examine the athletic identity of college students and their personality traits to determine if the sex differences classically defined as masculine and feminine by the five-factor model (FFM) manifest in people who simply identify as athletes.

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Author's Keywords

athlete, personality, identity

Committee Chair

Sean C Rife

Committee Member

Stephen H Cobb

Committee Member

Daniel L Wann

Committee Member

Michael J Bordieri

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Psychology Commons