Sefa Yıldız, Kenan Koç, Mustafa Soner Yüce


The aim of this research is to examine the hubris syndrome levels of individuals playing amateur football in Kayseri in terms of various variables. A total of 298 randomly selected individuals who were athletes in amateur football clubs in Kayseri province participated in the study voluntarily.  In the study, the “Hubris Syndrome in Sport Scale” developed by Tutar and Nacar (2022) and the personal information form prepared by the researchers were used as data collection tools. The personal information form consists of 4 questions asked to obtain information about the age, league level, football playing history (years) and position of the participants. Statistical analyses of the data obtained were made with the SPSS 27.0 package program. Personal information about the candidates, inventory total scores and factor scores were given by determining frequency (f) and percentage (%) values. One-way analysis of variance (LSD) test statistics was used to compare the scores obtained from the scales.  As a result, while a significant difference was found in the variables of soccer playing history (years) and position played (p<0.05), no significant difference was found in the variables of age and league level played (p>0.05). When the general hubris syndrome levels of the football players were examined, it was determined that the sub-dimension scores of self-importance and holding oneself superior to others were below the average, while the self-confidence sub-dimension scores were above the average.


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