Anas Ardiansyah, D. Dimyati


This research aims to determine: (1) differences in mental toughness of the PON athletes of Special Region of Yogyakarta based on each branch of sport, (2) differences in mental toughness of the PON athletes of Special Region of Yogyakarta based on the category of individual and team sports. The type of this research was a descriptive comparative study. The research population was the PON athletes of Special Region of Yogyakarta who would compete in the National Sports Week competition in Papua totaling 135 athletes from 23 branches of sports. The sampling technique used purposive sampling. The criteria in determining this sample included: (1) PON athletes of Special Region of Yogyakarta who would take part in the National Sports Week competition in Papua, (2) were willing to be a sample, and (3) fully filled out the instrument provided by the researcher. Based on this criteria, there were 100 athletes from 14 branches of sports. The instrument used Mental Toughness Questionaire (MTQ). The MTQ validity index was at 0.310-0.560 with a reliability coefficient at 0.862. The data analysis technique used One Way Anova and Independent Sample Test. The results show that: (1) there is a significant difference in the mental toughness of the PON athletes of Special Region of Yogyakarta based on each branch of sport, with p > 0.005. The mental toughness of pencak silat and gliding athletes is better than athletes from other sports. (2) There is a significant difference in the mental toughness of the PON athletes of Special Region of Yogyakarta based on the category of individual and team sports, with p > 0.005. The mental toughness of the athletes in individual sports is better than those in team sports.

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