February 29, 2024
Abdosaleh Zar

Abdosaleh Zar

Academic Rank: Associate professor
Degree: Ph.D in exercise physiology
Phone: 09387228086
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities


Title Investigating the Relationship between Big Five Personality Traits and Sports Performance among Disabled Athletes
Type Article
Big Five Personality, Disabled Athletes, Sports Performance
Journal Biomed Research International
DOI https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/8072824
Researchers Abdosaleh Zar (First researcher) , Hamid Reza Sadeghipour (Second researcher) , Fatemeh ahmadi (Third researcher) , Pantelis Nikoladis (Fourth researcher) , mohammad amin safari (Fifth researcher) , mohammad hassan keshavarz (Not in first six researchers) , Roger Ramsbottom (Not in first six researchers)


Awareness of the psychological issues of different groups of society can help in the management of sports programs and thus improve their athletic performance. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between the big five personality traits and the sports performance of disabled athletes in team sports. Three hundred and seventy-six team athletes participated in the study. Subjects completed a questionnaire of five major personality factors, and based on the information available on the provincial boards and the Veterans and Disabled Federation, the positions obtained by each athlete were considered as a criterion for sports performance. There was a significant relationship between the flexibility factor for men and women (r = 0:123, p = 0:017), neuroticism (r = 0:114, p = 0:027), adaptation (r = 0:171, p = 0:001), extraversion (r = 0:157, p = 0:002), duty orientation (r = 0:104, p = 0:045), and sports performance at a national level. There was a significant relationship between neuroticism (r = 0:142, p = 0:006), adaptation (r = 0:133, p = 0:010), extraversion (r = 0:163, p = 0:002), and duty orientation (r = 0:130, p = 0:011) with sports performance at a provincial level. There was a significant relationship between neuroticism (r = 0:156, p = 0:002), extraversion (r = 0:168, p = 0:001), duty orientation (r = 0:182, p = 0:001), and sports performance at international level. Disabled athletes seem to have above-average performance scores in most personality factors, which can improve their physical health and increase their success in sports.