The comparison of emotional intelligence and psychological skills and their relationship with experience among individual and team athletes in superior league

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Abstract

The purpose of present research is making a comparison between emotional intelligence and mental skills and their relationship with the experience of individual and team sport fields' athletes in super league of Golestan Township. In order to evaluate mental skills of subjects, we used Thomas's test of strategic performance (TOPS) that measures 8 micro scales, for evaluating emotional intelligence, we used emotional intelligence test which measures following micro scales, after collecting the data and using (K-S) test and making certain of data natural distribution (P > 0.05), we used descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and independent t test and Pierson's correlation coefficient (P ≤ 0.05). The results indicated that there is a significant difference among these micro scales: self talk (t = 2.785, P < 0.05), mental imaging (t = 3.64, P < 0.05) and negative thinking (t = 4.25, P < 0.05) among team and individual sport athletes. Also in emotional intelligence micro scales, there is significant difference in following micro scales: self management (t = 2.99, P < 0.05), self motivation (t = 3.14, P < 0.05) and social skills (t = 3.16, P < 0.05), but no significant difference was observed in self awareness and empathy micro scales (P ≥ 0.05). © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Soflu, H. G., Esfahani, N., & Assadi, H. (2011). The comparison of emotional intelligence and psychological skills and their relationship with experience among individual and team athletes in superior league. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 30, pp. 2394–2400). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.10.466

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