Dominant Types of Multiple Intelligences in Oman: Sport Practitioners vs Non-Practitioners

Kashef Zayed, Samir al-Adawi, Qusai Al-Kalbani

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This study aimed to investigate the dominant types of multiple intelligences
among regular sports practitioners, as well as to make a comparison in the
types of intelligence between sports practitioners and non-practitioners.
The exercise Behavior Scale and Multiple Intelligences Scale were electronically
administered concurrently to 406 Omani sports practitioners and nonpractitioners (298 males, 108 females; Age Mean 25.39 ± 6.67). Descriptive
statistics and Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) were used to
analyze the data. The present-defined sports practitioners exhibited higher
levels of bodily-kinesthetic, social, emotional, and naturalist intelligence while
having low levels of musical and linguistic intelligence. In general, the
differences between the levels of the eight types of intelligence in both groups
were in favor of sports practitioners but did not reach the significance levels
except for only two types of intelligence, namely physical-kinesthetic intelligence,
and emotional intelligence. The present study laid the groundwork for the
utilization of the multiple intelligences paradigm to explore the topology of the
multiple intelligences among regular sports practitioners vs non-practitioners.
This, in turn, could lay the foundation for identifying temperaments to foster sport
and well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-18
Number of pages10
JournalAthens Journal of Sports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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