Acta Gymnica, 2018 (vol. 48), issue 1

Acta Gymnica 2018, 48(1):21-26 | DOI: 10.5507/ag.2018.002

Individual differences of sensitivity of tennis players to injustice situations from the perspective of the five-factor model of personality Big Five Theory

Adriana Kaplánová
Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Background: The reason why some people reflect an increased incidence of injustice and others are barely able to remember the injustice situation is embedded in the meaning that a person attributes to these situations based on their subjective evaluation. Therefore, in this context, we consider it meaningful to mention Bruner's postulated relationship between the dynamics of personality and the dynamics of perception showing that a discrepancy in the perception of a human being may be explained in the sphere of personality structure.

Objective: The study aims to investigate the different level of sensitivity of tennis players towards injustice situations. The variability of sensitivity level against injustice was investigated from the perspective of the five-factor model of personality.

Methods: The research sample consists of 61 tennis players (33 women, 28 men) aged from 20 to 24 (21.75 ± 1.40 years). The personality structure of tennis players was investigated by the NEO-FFI inventory (Ruisel & Halama, 2007). Their level of sensitivity to injustice was investigated by the questionnaire of sensitivity to injustice - SVN (Lovaš, 1995).

Results: Tennis players who are highly sensitive to injustice have a high level of emotional lability and those who have a low sensitivity to injustice have a high level of emotional stability (r = .41; p = .001). The results of research have also shown that the level of conscientiousness, agreeableness and openness to experience does not have significant effect on their overall sensitivity to injustice, however, we have found significant relationship in terms of emotional component towards sensitivity to injustice (r = .29; p = .033) in the case of extrovert/introvert.

Conclusion: The results of our research have shown that the sensitivity to injustice of tennis players varies according to the level of emotional lability/stability.

Keywords: sport psychology, personality traits, tennis, early adulthood

Received: October 3, 2017; Accepted: January 22, 2018; Prepublished online: February 28, 2018; Published: March 31, 2018Show citation

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