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Title :武道者の人格特性について ―空手道者を対象として―
Title alternative :ANALYSIS OF PERSONALITY TRAITS OF THE BUDOSHA -A STUDY OF KARATE PRACTITIONERS-
Authors :中村, 完
Authors alternative :Nakamura, Tamotsu
Issue Date :Oct-1989
Abstract :The aim of this paper is to present some aspects of the personality traits of the Budosha, the practitioners of martial arts. Two studies were conducted to attain this goal. The first study aimed to develop a personality inventory to assess the personality traits of those who practice Karate. A preliminary form was administered to 187 college students of both sexes, and a new form of personality inventory consisting of 27 seven-point scales emerged wherefrom. The new form was found both reliable and valid. The second study aimed to assess the personality traits of those who practice Karate (n=68) as opposed to non-practitioners (n=118) by using the above inventory. Factor analysis yielded five factors: sociability, emotional stability, self-control, physical health, and life discipline. These, incidentally, constitute the five major personality traits of man. The Karate practitioners were significantly superior to the non-practitioners on each of the five dimensions of personality-trait. Effects of practicing Karate were most pronounced long the dimensions of sociability, self-control, and life discipline. The results suggest that the personality development is heavily influenced by both the methods of training used in Karate and the patterns of interpersonal relationship.
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
ISSN :0387-4605
Publisher :日本応用心理学会
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/2908
Citation :応用心理学研究 = Japanese journal of applied psychology no.14 p.49 -57
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