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The Journal of International Anatolia Sport Science Mental Toughness On Athletes: The Interaction Of The Sports Type, Gender And Age [J Int Anatolia Sport Sci ]
J Int Anatolia Sport Sci . 2018; 3(2): 305-311 | DOI: 10.22326/ijass.36

Mental Toughness On Athletes: The Interaction Of The Sports Type, Gender And Age

Kazım Nas, Veysel Temel
Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Physical Education And Sports High School, Karaman, Turkey

The aim of the study was to examine the effect of the physical education and sports high school students’
mental toughness to the gender, age and sports type. 95 females and 132 males, totally 227 students (Mage
=21.58 ± 1.98) students studying at Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University Physical Education and Sports
High School during the 2017-2018 academic year voluntarly participated in this study. In order to determine
the students’ mental toughness to the gender, age and sports type, Sport Mental Toughness Questionnaire
developed by Sheard et al. (2009) was used and the SPSS 25.0 program was used for the statistical analysis
of the data. Kurtosis and Skewmess values were observed in order to test whether the subscales of both scales
showed normal distribution and at the end of which all subscales of mental toughness scale showed normal
distribution. According to this, Manova and ANOVA analysis to determine the main was performed. As a
result; it has been identified that students are mentally powerful and tough for mental toughness. Mental
toughness levels have no interaction among doing sports, age and gender.

Keywords: Mental Toughness, Sports, Student

Kazım Nas, Veysel Temel. Mental Toughness On Athletes: The Interaction Of The Sports Type, Gender And Age. J Int Anatolia Sport Sci . 2018; 3(2): 305-311

Corresponding Author: Kazım Nas, Türkiye

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