The research on the relationship between the self-concept and the personality traits

Qingfu Su, Tao Li, Tao Yu, Yanan Sun


The Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale and the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire were tested with 36 adolescent short-track skaters. This paper discussed the overall situation of self-concept of adolescent athletes in short track speed skating team and the relationship between them. The results showed that the self-concept score of athletes was obviously lower than that of the Chinese norm(p<0.01). The six factors of adolescent athletes' self-concept were positively correlated with extroversion-introversion(r=0.114~0.560, p<0.05), but they are negatively correlated with neuroticism and psychoticism(r=0.142~0.637, p<0.05). The interpretation of physical appearance and attributes, anxiety, behavior on the extroversion-introversion, neuroticism and psychoticism were 28.4%, 22.2% and 39.5% respectively. The interpretation of extroversion-introversion factors and neuroticism to self-concept were 26.9% and 42.5% respectively. The conclusion showed that self-concept and personality were mutually influenced and restrained in the process of development. What’s more,physical appearance and attributes, anxiety and behaviors were the dominant factors that influenced the extroversion-introversion, neuroticism and psychoticism scores respectively. extroversion-introversion and the psychoticism were the most important personality features that affected the development level of self-concept.


Adolescent; Athlete; Self-concept; Personality

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