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Personality, self-efficacy and risk-taking in parkour (free-running)

Personality, self-efficacy and risk-taking in parkour (free-running)

Merritt, Christopher J. and Tharp, Ian J. (2013) Personality, self-efficacy and risk-taking in parkour (free-running). Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14 (5). pp. 608-611. ISSN 1469-0292 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2013.03.001)

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Abstract

Objective
To assess the effect of self-efficacy on the relationship between personality and risk-taking in parkour/free-running, a growing high-risk sport.

Design
Quantitative cross-sectional study.

Method
277 parkour and free-running practitioners were recruited online to complete a survey assessing Big Five personality traits, self-efficacy and perceived risk-taking.

Results
Greater reckless risk-taking behaviours were associated with high neuroticism (p = .013) and low conscientiousness (p = .004). Mediation analysis showed that self-efficacy exerted a significant (95% CI) indirect mediation on the relationship between personality traits of neuroticism and conscientiousness, and risk-taking. Extraversion did not predict risk-taking, and was not significantly mediated by self-efficacy.

Conclusions
Self-efficacy plays a significant mediation role in the relationship between stable traits of neuroticism and conscientiousness, and risk-taking amongst parkour/free-running practitioners. This may help elucidate reasons underlying risky sports behaviours.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: high-risk sports, big five, traits, mediation, neuroticism, conscientiousness
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
School of Health & Social Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:25
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10456

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