oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Sensation-seeking as a personality trait and the incidence of rugby injuries
|Article Title||Sensation-seeking as a personality trait and the incidence of rugby injuries|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Human Movement Science, University of Stellenbosch, W Cape|
|Publication Date||Nov 2000|
|Pages||26 - 28|
|Keyword(s)||Anxiety, Attention seeking, Drugs, Exhibitionism, Experience-Seeking Scale, Hallucinatory drugs, Injury vulnerability, Injury-prone personality, Life stress, Marijuana, Psychological basis, Risk taking, Self concept, Sensation seeking, Thrill-and-Adventure Scale and Toughminded|
An investigation was undertaken to ascertain the link between sensation seeking as a personality trait and the incidence of injury among rugby players. Four hundred questionnaires were given to the managers of 20 provincial high school rugby teams to be distributed among their players. In addition to demographic and injury information, the questionnaires included Zuckermanï¿½s Sensation Seeking Scale.
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