Vol 4 No 1 (2015): Volume 4, Issue 1, Year 2015
Articles

Psychological Dimensions of Personality on Padmashree and Former Indian Hockey Captain Zafar Iqbal

Mohd Tanveer Khan
Physical Education and Sports, Integral University, Lucknow-226026, Uttar Pradesh, India
Jaowad Ali
Department of Physical Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002 Uttar Pradesh, India
Published March 30, 2015
Keywords
  • Neuroticism,
  • Extraversion,
  • Openness,
  • Agreeableness and Conscientiousness
How to Cite
Tanveer Khan, M., & Ali, J. (2015). Psychological Dimensions of Personality on Padmashree and Former Indian Hockey Captain Zafar Iqbal. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 4(1), 66-70. https://doi.org/10.26524/1518

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to highlight the valuable contribution of Mr. Zafar Iqbal for winning the last gold medal for India in the 1980 Moscow Olympics. He led the Indian team as a captain in various international eve nts, prominent among them were Asian Games in 1982, Champions trophy, 1983, and 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He was honoured by carrying the Indian flag at the youth festival held in Moscow, and later at the opening ceremony of the Los Angeles Olympics. He received the prestigious Arjuna Award in 1983, the highest award given to a sports personality in India. Mr. Zafar Iqbal was recruited as subjects of the study. To find out the score of Arjuna Awardee Zafar Iqbal on Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness. The NEO five-factor inventory scale was developed by Costa and McCrae (1991). Results have revealed that Mr.Zafar Iqbal scored average on neuroticism, extraversion and openness dimensions, and low on agreeableness and high on conscientiousness

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