Personality and sensation seeking in extreme sport

Cohen, Rhonda ORCID logoORCID: (2012) Personality and sensation seeking in extreme sport. In: The 7th INSHS International Christmas Sport Scientific Conference "Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Sport Science”, 9th -11th December 2012, University of West – Hungary, Savaria Campus, Institute of Sport Science and INSHS (International Network on Sport and Health Science) Szombathely – Hungary. . [Conference or Workshop Item]


Base jumper ? Drag racer ?Off the piste skier? Is the personality of those involved in an extreme sport different from those participating in more traditional sport? The study of the relationship between personality traits and sporting performance has flourished over the past four decades. Using two standardised psychometric tests, a Sensation Seeking Scale (Zuckerman 1994, SSS-V ) and Eysenck's EPI (1968), due to its lack of measure for impulsivity as well as frequent use in past sport studies, this research examined the difference between extreme sport enthusiasts, general sport participants and a traditional homogeneous sample. In addition, the study controlled for age, gender and level of expertise. Results indicated that there was a significant difference in neuroticism, sensation seeking disinhibition, as well as thrill and adventure seeking . Level of performance was shown to be a significant variable as was gender.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: Conference presentation as keynote and conference abstract
Keywords (uncontrolled): extreme sport, sporting performance, sport participants
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Sports Psychology at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 15741
Depositing User: Rhonda Cohen
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 10:38
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:33

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