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The aim of this research; to investigate the relationship between passion and mental toughness of wrestlers in university teams in terms of different variables. This study is a descriptive research in relational survey model. The sample group; 2019-2020 academic year at the university from Turkey consisted of 76 male wrestlers participating in the wrestling championship. Research data was obtained with The Mental Toughness Scale in Sports developed by Madrigal et al. (2013), adapted to Turkish by Erdogan (2016), and the Passion Scale developed by Vallerand et al.(2003) and adapted to Turkish by Kelecek and Aşçı (2013). Parametric tests were used due to the normal distribution of data. In addition, Pearson Correlation analysis was used to determine the relationship between passion and mental toughness. Significance level was determined as .05. According to the findings obtained in the study, it was observed that there was a significant difference between the mental toughness of the wrestlers and the mean and sub-dimensions of passion scale in terms of the mean in favor of the Greco-Roman style wrestlers. According to how many years wrestlers wrestled, it was observed that there was a significant difference in favor of wrestlers between 5-7 years positively between the total scores sub-dimensions of the scale, and the whole of passion scale. According to how many hours a day the wrestlers use smartphones, it is seen that there is a difference between the average of the mental endurance scale and the average and sub-dimensions of the passion scale and this difference, is that between use a smartphone of 5 hours or more and 1 hour of smartphones. According to the wrestlers' purpose of doing sports, It was observed the whole mental toughness scale and the obsessive passion sub-dimension that it is among the points of those who do sports for cultural activity and those who do sports for personal purposes. As a result, it was observed that there was a positive high level correlation between the wrestlers' mental endurance scale mean score in sports and the passion scale mean point. With the increase in the mental endurance of wrestlers, as well as the passion scale of wrestlers, it was observed that positive and obsessive passion sub-dimension scores also increased.

Wrestling, passion, mental toughness


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