Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(4), pp. 1054 - 1060
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070417
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Examination of Wrestling Athletes' Psychological Resilience in Terms of Wrestling Education


Mehmet Emre Eryücel *
Faculty of Sport Sciences, Akdeniz University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The aim of this study is to examine the psychological resilience levels of the individuals engage in wrestling and age, gender, education level, year of wrestling, parental attitudes and harmful habit variable sand the relationship between the level of psychological resilience of the athletes based on wrestling education. The study is limited with athletes who engage in wrestling in the city of Antalya. It consists of a total of 150 participants, among which 24 of them are females, and 126 of them are males. In order to identify the resilience levels of the athletes, which are the dependent variable of the study, "Resilience Scale for Adults" developed by Fribog et al. (2005) and adapted into Turkish by Basım and Çetin (2011) by checking its validity and reliability was used. By utilizing the variables of age, gender, educational status, years spent in playing wrestling, harmful habit, and perceived parental attitudes, their descriptive statistical averages are checked. As a result of the study, the mean score for psychological resilience is 125,88. Scores of female participants regarding resilience are seen to be higher compared to males. In terms of years spent in playing wrestling, there is a significant difference in positive direction. Resilience scores of individuals who have bad habits have higher scores compared to individuals who do not have bad habits. As for perceived parental attitude, it is seen that resilience scores of individuals whose parents are caring are higher compared to the ones whose parents are not caring. It may be useful to construct wrestling education in the light of these data.

KEYWORDS
Psychological Resilience, Wrestling and Wrestling Education

Cite this paper
Mehmet Emre Eryücel . "Examination of Wrestling Athletes' Psychological Resilience in Terms of Wrestling Education." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.4 (2019) 1054 - 1060. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070417.