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Table 2 Big five personality traits in the climbing and athlete group (* p < 0.05)

From: Recreational climbers are more conscientious than recreational athletes–a case control study

  Climbers Athletes p-value
Extraversion 3.44 ± 0.63 3.50 ± 0.60 0.57 (n.s.)a
Agreeableness 3.94 ± 0.52 3.90 ± 0.45 0.89 (n.s.)a
Conscientiousness 3.67 ± 0.59 3.42 ± 0.57 0.04 (*)a
Neuroticism 2.45 ± 0.65 2.50 ± 0.52 0.60 (n.s.)a
Openness 3.72 ± 0.65 3.70 ± 0.62 0.86 (n.s.)a
  1. aMann-Whitney U test