An Empirical Investigation of the Relationships between Motivation and Athlete Performance Mediated by Self-Talk: Evidence from Combat Sports

Self-talk, which has attracted more attention lately, is an effective psychological instrument used alongside physical training in sports. Hence, the purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between motivation and performance, focusing primarily on the mediating role of self-talk. In this study, which included 325 athletes from Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Wushu, and Taekwondo branches, three scales were used to collect data. To measure self-talk, The Self-Talk Questionnaire (S-TQ) developed by Zervas, Stavrou, and Psychountaki (2007), to measure motivation, The Sports Motivation Scale-II (SMS-II) developed by Pelletier et al. (2013) were used. The performance scale for athletes was specifically developed in this study and labeled as Athlete Performance Scale for Combat Sports (APS-CS) (see Appendix). The results of the study indicated statistically significant relationships among motivation, self-talk, and performance. More specifically, motivation was found to have a significant positive relationship with self-talk and performance. Self-talk, on the other hand, had a significant positive relationship with performance and partially mediated the relationship between motivation and performance.

Kendinle Konuşmanın Aracılık Etkisi ile Motivasyon ve Sporcu Performansı Arasındaki İlişkilerin Ampirik Bir İncelemesi: Dövüş Sporlarından Kanıtlar

Son zamanlarda spor literatüründe daha fazla ilgi gören kendinle konuşma, sporda fiziksel antrenmanın yanında kullanılan etkili bir psikolojik araçtır. Bu nedenle, bu çalışmanın amacı, öncelikle kendinle konuşmanın aracı rolüne odaklanarak, motivasyon ve performans arasındaki ilişkileri araştırmaktır. Boks, Muay Thai, Kickboks, Wushu ve Taekwondo branşlarından 325 sporcunun katıldığı bu çalışmada veri toplamak için üç ayrı ölçek kullanılmıştır. Kendinle konuşmayı ölçmek için Zervas, Stavrou ve Psychountaki (2007) tarafından geliştirilen Kendinle Konuşma Ölçeği, motivasyonu ölçmek için Pelletier ve diğerleri (2013) tarafından geliştirilen Spor Motivasyon Ölçeği-II kullanılmıştır. Sporcular için performans ölçeği, bu çalışmada özel olarak geliştirilmiş ve Sporcu Performansı Ölçeği-Dövüş Sporları (SPÖ-DS) olarak adlandırılmıştır (bakınız Ek). Çalışmanın sonuçları, motivasyon, kendinle konuşma ve performans arasında istatistiksel olarak anlamlı ilişkiler olduğunu göstermiştir. Daha spesifik olarak, motivasyonun kendinle konuşma ve performansla anlamlı ve pozitif bir ilişkiye sahip olduğu görülmüştür. Kendinle konuşma ise performansla anlamlı pozitif bir ilişkiye sahiptir ve motivasyon ile performans arasındaki ilişkiye kısmen aracılık etmiştir.

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Kaynak Göster

Spor Bilimleri Araştırmaları Dergisi
  • ISSN: 2548-0723
  • Yayın Aralığı: Yılda 2 Sayı
  • Başlangıç: 2016

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