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Table 4 Comparison of the personality traits between both genders of the athlete group (**** p < 0.0001)

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

  Male Athletes Female Athletes p-value
Extraversion 3.33 ± 0.56 3.48 ± 0.68 0.60 (n.s.)a
Agreeableness 3.81 ± 0.52 3.91 ± 0.46 0.78 (n.s.)a
Conscientiousness 3.74 ± 0.49 3.77 ± 0.72 0.63 (n.s.)a
Neuroticism 2.43 ± 0.72 2.73 ± 0.58 1 (n.s.)a
Openness 3.58 ± 0.59 4.28 ± 0.33  < 0.01 (****)1
  1. aMann-Whitney U test