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What is trait theory in sports?

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June 10, 2010 7:08AM

Trait Theory as I've learned it is more for leadership, in which "they" attempt to identify specific characteristics associated with success (could be physical, mental, personality, etc.). Basically trait theory says "he/she was born to do this".

So say you see a tall kid, and think "he should be a great basketball player". Well, guess that's some stereotyping, but also applicable to trait theory. I personally buy into Process Theory more than Trait Theory, or at the very least a combination of the two.