An Analysis of Self-Talk and Flow State of Athletes in Team and Individual Sports

  •  Mehmet Emre Eryucel    


The purpose of this study is to analyze the self-talk and optimal emotional state of athletes in team and individual sports. In this research, 86 females and 156 males—a total of 242—athletes participated on a voluntary basis. The self-talk scale and the optimal performance emotion state scale were identified as data collection tools in the scope of the research. For the analysis and evaluation of the data, descriptive statistical methods and Independent Sample t-test were used. The analyses were carried out using the SPSS package, and the significance level was determined as P <0.05. Upon evaluation of the findings in terms of branch and gender variables, no significant difference was observed in the optimal performance emotion states and self-talk levels of the athletes who took part in the study. It can be concluded that individual or team sports do not have an influence on self-talk or optimal performance emotion state of athletes.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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