Assessing mental skills of student athletes in a colligate sport olympiad

Bahmani, B. and Soukhtehzari, S. and Mazaherinezhad, A. and Sayyah, M. (2015) Assessing mental skills of student athletes in a colligate sport olympiad. Biosciences Biotechnology Research Asia, 12. pp. 527-531.

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Abstract

Mental skills play an important role in successful sport performance. The purpose of this research was to examine the mental skills of college student athletes participating in sport Olympiad. In this cross sectional research, 116 students voluntarily participated. Mental skill was assessed by using Ottawa-Mental Skill-III (OMSAT-3). The demographic information as well as mental skill of the participants was recorded. SPSS:PC 16.0 was employed to analyze the data. The result of analysis showed that there was a significant difference between the main components of basic, psychosomatic and cognitive skills of college student athletes participating in sport Olympiad. Based on the result of this research, college student athletes participating in sport Olympiad lack several mental sub skills and they need special training program to improve their mental preparation for participating in important sport competitions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 1
Uncontrolled Keywords: athlete; college student; competition; cross-sectional study; human; major clinical study; skill; sport; student; training
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of Science General
Depositing User: editor . 2
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 14:17
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 14:17
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/269

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