DETERMINING ATHLETES’ STRATEGIES OF COPING WITH STRESS
Nihan ARSAN, Ziya KORUÇ
Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Spor Bilimleri ve Teknolojisi Yüksek Okulu, Ankara
Keywords: Stress, coping strategy, sport
The aim of this study was to examine how competitive athletes cope with sport related stress in Turkey. Participants of study were 531 athletes who participated in team or individual sports in Turkey. The Coping Strategies in Sport Competition Inventory was used to determine the athletes’ coping strategies. The data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics and MANOVA. Results indicate that there is remarkable difference between athletes’ coping strategies based on gender and sport type.