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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: 10.5505/jiasscience.2018.25733

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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