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Sports Mental Toughness and Self-esteem in Professional and Amateur Athletes

Jones, Emily (2020) Sports Mental Toughness and Self-esteem in Professional and Amateur Athletes. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The aims of this study were to find whether professional and amateur Mixed Martial Arts athletes differed in their levels of self-esteem and sports mental toughness. If the levels differed between males and females and if their years of experience could predict higher levels of sport mental toughness and self-esteem levels. This study consisted of 63 (Males=55, Females=6) participants aged 18-36 years old (M=25) and used the Sports Mental Toughness scale and the Rosenberg self-esteem scale. Findings have shown there is a statistically significant difference between Professional and Amateurs in Self-esteem and sport mental toughness. There was no difference in males and females’ levels in sport mental toughness or self-esteem. Years’ experience also does not predict higher levels of sport mental toughness or self-esteem levels. Implications of this study included an even ratio of males to females as 90% of participants were male. Also, an electronic version of the study could have helped to gather more participants by more people gaining access to the study.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Sports
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Kevin Loughran
Date Deposited: 26 May 2021 14:54
Last Modified: 26 May 2021 14:54
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4856

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