Athlete competitiveness, characteristics predict level of sport specialization

According to published results, athletes who display argumentative contrarian characteristics may be predisposed to lower levels of sport specialization, while athletes who enjoy competition may exhibit higher levels of specialization.
To examine the role of athlete competitiveness as a characteristic associated with the propensity to specialize in sports, Dee Warmath, PhD, and colleagues performed an online survey of 975 high school athletes in the United States. Outcome measures included previously sport-specialization categorization (low, medium or high), the Revised Competitiveness Index,

According to published results, athletes who display argumentative contrarian characteristics may be predisposed to lower levels of sport specialization, while athletes who enjoy competition may exhibit higher levels of specialization.
To examine the role of athlete competitiveness as a characteristic associated with the propensity to specialize in sports, Dee Warmath, PhD, and colleagues performed an online survey of 975 high school athletes in the United States. Outcome measures included previously sport-specialization categorization (low, medium or high), the Revised Competitiveness Index,