Şeyma Öznur Cesur


Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the mental toughness levels of athletes interested in the dart sector.  Methods:  In our study; SMTQ, consisting of 13 items and 3 sub-dimensions were used. The sample group consisted of 53 athletes and personal information form also applied to the participants. Since the data set did not conform to the normal distribution, Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis H tests were used for nonparametric. Results: At the end of the research; there is no statistically significant difference found in all sub-dimensions of the scale when the level of the mental toughness of the participants is examined according to gender and age group. However, we found that there is a significant difference in confidence sub-dimension also there was no statistically significant difference in the average constancy and control sub-dimensions of the participants according to the training age groups. Conclusions: In the study, it was determined that age and gender variables had no effect on mental toughness level in the sport, however, the athletes with 4-5 years of experience in the confidence subscale of the training age had less mental toughness than the other groups. In this respect, we can say that more experienced athletes have more mental toughness levels.


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