The Reality of Mental Fitness among Futsal Players for Middle Euphrates University Teams

Authors

  • Raad Ali Hussein El Leila College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of University of Babylon, Iraq
  • Haitham Muhammad Kadhim Al-Jubouri College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of University of Babylon, Iraq

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33687/jhssr.003.02.000312

Keywords:

Mental Fitness; reality; futsal players.

Abstract

The objective of this research is to develop a mental fitness assessment tool for futsal players in Middle Euphrates university teams.  In addition, learning about the realities of mental fitness among futsal players in Middle Euphrates university teams.  To accommodate the nature of the investigation, the researchers employed a descriptive survey approach. For the academic year (2022-2023), the research community includes futsal players from the governmental and private university teams of the Middle Euphrates governorates (Babylon, Holy Karbala, Al-Najaf, Al-Ashraf, and Al-Qadisiyah). The number of participants is (210) representing (14) colleges in the Middle Euphrates governorates, with (170) players chosen to reflect the mental fitness scale's construction sample. The application example has (116) players. The mental fitness scale had (34) questions that represented (6) areas of weakness (methods of remembering and thinking, self-confidence and challenge, emotional maturity, social harmony, happiness, decision-making, and problem solving), and the study concluded as follows:

  1. The results showed significant differences in the areas of the mental fitness scale and in favor of the achieved arithmetic mean.
  2. The results showed that the differences in the mental fitness scale were significant and in favor of the achieved arithmetic mean.

Among the recommendations that the researchers came out with are:

  1. Coaches’ interest in players’ mental fitness and its fields because of its effects on skill performance. 2. Enhancing mental fitness in all its fields among futsal players through psychological and cognitive lectures and psychological preparation.

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Published

2024-03-29

How to Cite

El Leila, R. A. H., & Al-Jubouri, H. M. K. (2024). The Reality of Mental Fitness among Futsal Players for Middle Euphrates University Teams. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Research, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.33687/jhssr.003.02.000312