Kemal Kurak, Hakan Büyükçelebi


The aim of this study is to investigate the sports-specific psychological ability levels of high school students. The study is a descriptive study, and the data were collected by survey method. A total of 402 students (226 male, 176 female) participated in the study. Mann Whitney U test was used for paired comparisons and Kruscal Wallis H tests for multiple comparisons. The Mann Whitney U test used for non-parametric data was utilized to detect the source of the difference in multiple comparisons. In the study, the significance level was accepted as p <0.05. There was a statistically significant difference in favor of male students in the sub-dimension of goal setting, in all sub-dimensions except for the sub-dimension of being open to learning according to high school type variable, in favor of those who define themselves social-extroverted in all sub-dimensions except for high performance under pressure according to the self-definition variable, in favor of those who do team sport in the sub-dimensions of goal setting, confidence and achievement motive according to the sport branch variable; and in all sub-dimensions of the variables of club license status, sport year, number of exercise per week, being in the school team and presence of a licensed athlete in the family. As a result of this study, it was found that students who were successful in bilateral relations, social and were interested in sports for a long time were more advanced in terms of sports-specific psychological ability.

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