Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(12), pp. 2875 - 2879
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061222
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The Big Five Personality Traits and Narcissism as the Predictors of Anxiety and Confidence before Archery Class Final Exam


Nihal Dal *
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

In the present study I investigated whether the big five personality traits together with narcissism may have ability to predict the anxiety and self-confidence in physical education teacher candidates immediately before archery course final exam. The sample consisted of 52 college student athletes ranging in age from 20 to 24. Participants first completed the measures of the Big Five personality traits and narcissism measures. Then, their anxiety and self-confidence levels were measured via 100 mm visual analogue (VAS) scale immediately before the archery practical final exam. Results indicated that among the Big Five personality traits only agreeableness and openness to experience was positively correlated to anxiety. On the other hand, narcissism was negatively correlated to anxiety and positively correlated to self-confidence. In two regression analyses in a stepwise fashion, it was tested whether the model consisting of the Big Five personality traits and narcissistic personality trait may have ability to predict pre-exam anxiety and self-confidence. Results of the regression analysis demonstrated that final model containing solely narcissism may explain significant amount of variation in both anxiety and self-confidence. Overall, findings observed in the present study indicated that teacher candidates high on narcissism may have lower level of anxiety and higher level of self-confidence before a practical academic examination.

KEYWORDS
The Big Five Personality Traits, Narcissism, Anxiety, Self-confidence, Archery

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Nihal Dal . "The Big Five Personality Traits and Narcissism as the Predictors of Anxiety and Confidence before Archery Class Final Exam." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.12 (2018) 2875 - 2879. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.061222.