Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(8), pp. 1811 - 1818
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060826
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The Relationship between Humor Styles and Five Factor Personality Traits of Physical Education and Sports Students


Utku Isik 1,*, Recep Cengiz 2
1 Department of Physical Education and Training, School of Physical Education and Sport, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Rize, Turkey
2 Department of Recreation, Faculty of Sport Science, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between the humor styles and personality of the students of Physical Education and Sports College. The sample of the study consists of 732 students who have been established by random method and study in four different physical education and sports colleges of Turkey in 2014-2015 the spring term. "The Five Factor Personality Traits" and "Humor Styles Questionnaire" were applied to determine scores of the five factors personality traits and humor styles of students. The findings of this research have been summarized below. No significant difference has been found between average scores of participating students' gender, personality and humor styles. In terms of age variable, the mean neuroticism scores of participants in the age range from 23 and above are significantly higher in comparison to participants in the age range 22 and below. Consequently, it has been determined that there is a relation between the five factor personality traits and students' humor styles, besides it has been raised significant differences on their five factor personality traits and humor styles according to variables of participants' age and class.

KEYWORDS
University Students, Personality, Humor Styles

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Utku Isik , Recep Cengiz . "The Relationship between Humor Styles and Five Factor Personality Traits of Physical Education and Sports Students." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.8 (2018) 1811 - 1818. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060826.