Aim: The present study aims to determine the personality traits of female academicians who teach sports in higher education institutions and the career barriers they encounter in the academic process. Method: The study used scanning model. The research consisted of 144 and participated voluntarily. Personal Information Form developed by the researcher; Five Factor Personality Inventory developed by Evinç(2004) and Career Barrier Scale of Female Academicians developed by Alaçam and Altuntaş(2015) were used. Results: Revealed that the average of personality traits differed significantly according to the variables of age, having children and title (p <, 05); while they did not significantly differ according to the variable of marital status (p> .05). On the other hand, the career barriers of academicians differed significantly according to the title variable (p <, 05); while there was no significant difference regarding the variables of age, marital status and number of children (p>, 05). Conclusion: Similarly, the results displayed no significant relationship between the extroversion dimension of academicians' personality traits and the dimensions of career barriers. A low level and negatively significant correlation was found among the sub-dimensions of docility, organizational culture and policies; organizational conditions and stereotyped prejudices; self-discipline and undertaking multiple roles and organizational conditions; and among the dimensions of openness to experience, undertaking multiple roles and organizational conditions. A low level and positively significant relationship was found between the sub-dimension of emotional balance and the dimensions of organizational culture and politics, taking on multiple roles, organizational conditions and stereotyped prejudices.
Keywords: Sports, Female, Academicians, Personality Trait, Career Barriers