The Impact of Personality Traits on Leisure and Life Satisfaction in Women who participate in Exercise

Gül YAĞAR, Tennur Yerlisu Lapa
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The purpose of the study is to investigate the impact of personality traits on leisure and life satisfaction in women who participate in exercise. This study was conducted in the relational screening model. The participants of the study consisted of 288 (M=35.35; SD=11.83) women from Antalya with the ages ranging between 17 and 70. The data of the study were obtained through the use of the following scales: The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised/Abbreviated Form, Leisure Satisfaction Scale and Life Satisfaction Scale. In statistical analyses; Pearson Correlation analysis and Linear Regression analysis were used. As a result of the study; neuroticism and extraversion were found significantly correlate with leisure and life satisfaction. Other findings of this study suggest that there is a statistically significant positive linear relationship between extraversion and life and leisure satisfaction meanwhile significant negative linear relationship between neuroticism and life and leisure satisfaction. Regression analysis shows that total “neuroticism” score is one of the predictors of affection in women’s leisure (R=.15, R2=.02, F=6.68, p<.01) and life (R=.38, R2=.15, F=49.35, p<.01) satisfaction; “extraversion” score is other of the predictors of affection in women’s leisure (R=.20, R2=.04, F=12.54, p<.01) and life (R=.20, R2=.04, F=12.71, p<.01) satisfaction. According to these results, “neuroticism” explained only 2% of the variance in leisure satisfaction and 15% of the variance in life satisfaction; “extraversion” explained 4% of the variance in leisure and life satisfaction.


Personality, leisure satisfaction, life satisfaction

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