Purpose Doing regular physical activity offers many positive physiological and psychological advantages. According to the literature there exist some correlations between personality traits and physical activity, which are related to gender diversity. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between personality traits, self-efficacy, body image and psycho-physical well-being, in 145 athletically active young adults (65 males and 80 females). Methods The participants completed the following: Big Five Questionnaire Short-version, Self-efficacy scale, Silhouette Figure Body Images, Body Mass Index, and digit ratio. Results Positive correlations were found between openness to experience and conscientiousness (p < 0.05) in both males and females. Real image values and ideal image values were significantly related among them (p < 0.001). Conclusion In conclusion, we can affirm that personality traits can influence the idea of body image so much that it can go beyond the objective reality of self-image.
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