A Comparative Study of Personality Traits of Coaches and Physical Education Teachers

Rajkumar Sharma, Ashish Kumar Nigam


The purpose of the  study was to  investigate and compare the personality traits of coaches and physical education teachers.  One hundred coaches of individual and team games (N=50) and physical education teachers (N=50)  were  selected  for the purpose of study. To compare the personality traits of coaches and physical education teachers, 16 P.F., questionnaire developed by  Cattell, R.B. Eber, H.W. and Tatsuoka, M.M. (1970) was selected as criterion measure. The questionnaire in both Hindi and English version were  used.  To collect the reliable data,  the subjects were contacted at the place of posting and time was fixed to give the answer of the questions (30 to 60 Minutes). To assess the personality traits of sports coaches  and physical education teachers,  mean of sten scores and standard deviation for each of the 16 P.F. were computed.  To determine the significance of difference between coaches  and physical education teachers in their mean sten scores of the different personality factors, t-test was computed. Results of the study indicated  that coaches  and physical education teachers were largely found to be moderately, reserved, intelligent, trustable, practical, straight forward, placid, dependent, confused, relaxed and had  different personality traits.

Keywords: Coach, Physical Education Teacher, Personality Traits, 16 P.F.

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