Mindfulness in Male Soccer Players: A Cross-Sectional Study


Tingaz E. O. , Kızar O., Bulğay C. , Çetin E.

International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation (IJERI), no.15, pp.388-399, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.46661/ijeri.5398
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Educational Research and Innovation (IJERI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.388-399
  • Keywords: Mindfulness, Male soccer players, Cross-sectional study

Abstract

The present study aims to determine whether mindfulness shows a significant difference based on the male soccer players' amateur/ professional status, position, playing experience, history of receiving mentorship, psychological performance counselling or therapy from a sports psychologist, and status of performing mental training. The study was carried out with 233 adult male soccer players and the Mindfulness Inventory for Sport and Personal Information Form was applied to the participants. As a result of the study, it was found that professional soccer players had higher mindfulness levels compared to amateur soccer players. It was observed that mindfulness levels differed in favor of soccer players who received mentorship or psychological performance counselling, performed mental training and had more experience in sports. It was also observed that attackers had higher mindfulness levels compared to midfielders.