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The Relationship between Personality Trait and Sport Performance | Original Article

Hari Mohan Sharma*, Akash Tiwari, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Understanding and controlling one's own emotions, as well as those of oneself and others, are key components of emotional intelligence. Sports are able to arouse powerful emotions due to their competitive character. The importance of emotions in sports achievement cannot be overstated. Emotional intelligence may be a key to success for both athletes and coaches. Some mental aspects have been shown to be associated with improved athletic performance. There are several factors that people feel contribute to sporting success. Athlete success or failure often comes down to a single aspect, and that factor is locus of control. The capacity to do exceptionally well in a certain game is an example of an internal locus of control. Those who put their faith on external factors like God, destiny, or chance to determine their success on the field are said to have an external locus of control. Therefore, it is assumed that locus of control is a significant mental role in athletic performance.