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Recreational exercise is a popular activity amongst college students that provides a multitude of mental and physical health benefits. This study aimed to explore how the Five-Factor Model of personality can predict the recreation preferences of college students. An anonymous cross-sectional online survey was administered through Google Forms to college students. The data included 1356 responses collected from social media platforms and QR codes. The survey consisted of self-reported questions on demographics, exercise quality and frequency and personality traits. Pearson Correlation Coefficient was used to analyze data in SPSS version 28.0. The results found significant positive associations between extrovert personality types and various exercise habits. Additionally, there were negative correlations between anxious personalities and various physical activities. This study suggests that personality types and perception of self may have significant influence on physical activity patterns, which supports a customary training approach that supports achieving fitness goals based on personality types.



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Personality Type as a Predictor for Exercise Type and Frequency Among College Students