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Examining Profiles of the Big Five and Sensation Seeking among Competitive Climbers

Rumbold, James, Madigan, Daniel J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9937-1818, Murtagh-Cox, Alice and Jones, Leighton (2021) Examining Profiles of the Big Five and Sensation Seeking among Competitive Climbers. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 55 (101951).

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Abstract

The present study sought to identify distinct personality profiles in competitive climbers (N = 331, Mean age = 29.85, SD = 10.92), and also sought to explore whether these climbers differed in their sensation seeking tendencies based on these personality profiles. Employing a cross-sectional design, participants completed measures of the big five personality dimensions (agreeableness; conscientiousness; extraversion; neuroticism; openness to experience) and sensation seeking (boredom susceptibility; experience seeking; disinhibition; thrill and adventure seeking). Latent profile analysis identified four distinct big five personality profiles (Curious and Impulsive; Emotionally Unstable; Healthy; and Measured and Compliant). MANCOVA and follow-up ANCOVAs demonstrated significant differences between the four personality profiles in relation to thrill and adventure seeking, experience seeking, and disinhibition. The findings suggest that the identification of distinct personality profiles using a person-centred approach is a useful way of distinguishing and optimizing typical behaviors and preferences in adventure sports in the future.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2021.101951
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
School/Department: School of Science, Technology and Health
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/5074

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