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Published: 17 March 2022
The Mental Toughness Levels of Athletics Coaches in Terms of Some Variables
Veysel Temel, Abdulselam Karharman
Karamanoglu Mehmetbey (Turkey), Mugla Sıtkı Koçman University (Turkey)
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Keywords: Sport, Athletics, Mental Toughness
The present study aims to examine the mental toughness levels of the coaches in terms of some variables who participated in the third (3rd) level athletics coaching course opened by the Turkish Athletics Federation at different times in 2021. The population of the research is 156 coaches who participated in athletics coaching courses, and a total of 141 of them are 85 men and 56 women (Age Average= 27.00±5.00). With the personal information questionnaire developed by the researcher, "Sport Mental Toughness Questionnaire-SMTQ-14" which was developed by Sheard et al. (2009) was applied. The skewness-kurtosis normality distribution test was used to determine whether the measurements were suitable for the normal distribution. According to the Skewness-Kurtosis technique, the mental toughness scale showed normal distribution for its total and sub-dimensions. According to the results of the research, it can be said that the total and sub-dimension levels of the participants' mental toughness scale are moderate. While there was no significant difference in terms of age and working time of the participants participating in the research, a statistically significant difference was found in terms of gender, place of residence, doing sport and duration of doing sports.
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