عنوان مقاله [English]
The present study was conducted with the aim of comparing personality traits among athletic Iranian and non-Iranian students studying at Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin. 280 athletic Iranian and non-Iranian students (130 Iranians, 40 Syrians, 80 Afghans, and 30 Yemenis) were picked using Stratified Random Sampling method, and they completed NEO-FFI (a shortened form of revised big 5 personality traits questionnaire). In order to identify the general differences among research groups, Two-Way Analysis of Variance was used and in order to accurately compare the means of the differences between each group with the other research groups Tukey's Post Hoc Test was employed. Findings showed that there was a significant difference between athletic Iranian and non-Iranian students in terms of the personality trait of Neuroticism. Furthermore, there was a significant difference between athletic Iranian and Yemeni students in terms of the personality trait of Conscientiousness. However, there was not a significant difference among any of the research groups in terms of other personality traits namely Extraversion, Openness, and Agreeableness.