PERSONALITY TRAITS OF PORTUGUESE SKYDIVERS
The objectives of this study were to describe the personality traits of Portuguese skydivers and to study the differences in the 5 dimensions of personality traits: Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness to Experience, Agreeableness and Conscientiousness. The variables were: experience, sex and age. One hundred and fourteen skydivers participated. We used the NEO-FFI questionnaire. The statistical tests used were the Chi-square, Pearson's correlation coefficient and multivariate data analysis (MANCOVA). The results show that the skydivers presented higher values in the Extraversion and Conscientiousness dimensions, and lower in the Neuroticism dimension. The multivariate analysis identified statistically significant differences in the Conscientiousness dimension based on experience, with the more experienced skydivers obtaining higher scores, although the effect size was small. The skydivers did not present significant differences, which allows us to conclude that they form a homogeneous group, with similar personality traits.