Characteristics of the dimensions and sub-dimensions of young basketball players' personalities

M. I. Piñar, David Cárdenas, Francisco Alarcón, Raquel Escobar, Fernando Estevez-Lopez, Elisa Torre

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The aim of the present work is to assess the personality traits of young basketball players aged 16-18 years (n=186) through the description of the dimensions and sub-dimension from the Big Five Questionnaire (BFQ) regarding personality. This was a non-experimental study in which a descriptive transversal design was used. The results that were obtained indicate the players in the selected sample are characterized as people who are: a) moderately dynamic, extraverted and dominant; b) moderately altruistic, understanding and tolerant; c) moderately responsible, orderly, and diligent; d) moderately balanced, calm, patient, and able to manage their emotions moderately well; and e) rather uncreative, unimaginative, and not well informed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-419
Number of pages5
JournalRevista de Psicologia del Deporte
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Basketball
  • Big-five model
  • Personality
  • Young players


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