Effects of big-five personality traits on the quality of relationship and satisfaction in Chinese coach-athlete dyads

S. X. YANG, S. JOWETT, King Chung Derwin CHAN

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Abstract

The present study examined the influence of personality traits on the quality of the Chinese coach-athlete relationship and satisfaction through a dyadic research design. A total of 350 coach-athlete dyads completed a self‐report instrument that assessed personality traits, as well as perceptions of relationship quality and satisfaction with training. Results revealed that: (a) actor effects (i.e., actor's personality will predict his or her own perceptions of relationship quality) of personality traits, namely, conscientiousness, extroversion, and neuroticism, on both coaches' and athletes' perceptions of relationship quality and (b) partner effects (an actor's own personality will predict his or her partner's perceptions of relationship quality) of only athletes' personality, namely, conscientiousness, extroversion, and neuroticism, on their coaches' perceptions of relationship quality. The findings suggested that each relationship member's personality trait contributed independently to relationship quality, and both actor and partner effects of the relationship quality on satisfaction with training were found to be significant. In Chinese sports culture, there presents a unique dynamics of personality and relationship quality among coach-athlete dyad. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-580
JournalScandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
Volume25
Issue number4
Early online dateNov 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

Citation

Yang, S. X., Jowett, S., & Chan, D. K. C. (2015). Effects of big-five personality traits on the quality of relationship and satisfaction in Chinese coach-athlete dyads. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 25(4), 568-580. doi: 10.1111/sms.12329

Keywords

  • Personality
  • Relationships
  • Coach-athlete dyad
  • Actor-Partner Interdependence Model

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