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Head GameINSIDE THE FOOTBALL HELMET: APPLICATIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TYPE
by: Victoria Jacobs-Gray
A.B., M.ed, Ed.D
by: Kenneth R. Ratledge
B.S., M.S., Ed.S
© August 1999
Wouldn't it be great to be able to match player personalities with particular football positions to get the best performance from the entire team and thereby improve the chances of success for the players and the team? The focus of this article is on a new and promising line of research that links a player's personality with his playing position on the field.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality test that has been used for years in various settings, especially in the educational environment. Its reliability and validity are extremely high (greater than 80) with individuals aged 15-adult. Applications of these results may help coaches identify patterns of personality to enhance coaching techniques and interpersonal relations. It could also be used for recruiting purposes in terms of where athletes would fit in ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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