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1977

Health and Physical Education

University of the Pacific Dissertations;Athletic ability Testing;Self-actualization (Psychology);Personal orientation inventory

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A Study Of Self-Actualization Among Various Groups Of Male Intercollegiate Athletes At The University Of The Pacific, Peter C. Carroll Jan 1977

A Study Of Self-Actualization Among Various Groups Of Male Intercollegiate Athletes At The University Of The Pacific, Peter C. Carroll

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of self-actualization (SA) as measured by the Personal Orientation Inventory (POI) among various groups of male intercollegiate athletes at the University of the Pacific. The subjects (N = 111) were golf (N = 8), tennis (N = 5), swimming (N = 6), baseball (N = 25), basketball (N = 14), and football (N = 53). The subjects were categorized into three sub-groups: (1) individuals sport members (golf, tennis, swimming) and team sport members (baseball, basketball, football); (2) good players, regular players, and substitutes; and (3) upper-division athletes and lower-division athletes.