Comparing personality traits of navy divers, navy non-divers and civilian sport divers.

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Comparing personality traits of navy divers, navy non-divers and civilian sport divers.

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Title: Comparing personality traits of navy divers, navy non-divers and civilian sport divers.
Author: van Wijk, C
Abstract: This study compared 28 South African Navy divers, 28 South African Navy non-divers and 28 civilian sport divers, using the 16 Personality Factor Questionnaire. Four traits appeared to be prominent descriptors of the SAN divers, namely enthusiasm, adventurousness, confidence and group orientation. The navy divers differed from the navy non-divers with higher scores for ego strength, and were more adventurous and tough minded. In comparison to the civilian sport divers, they were less assertive, had higher superego scores, were more practical, shrewd, group orientated and had a higher self-sentiment. Possible implications of the findings are discussed.
Description: Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/7653
Date: 2002

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