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The aim of this study is to investigate the self-efficacy and burnout levels of taekwondo athletes. The study group constituted 222 athletes participated to the Youth Taekwondo Championship 2011-Turkey. Self efficacy and Maslach Burnout Scale were used for data collection in the study. For analyzing data SPSS 16.0 was used and Independent samples t-test, One Way ANOVA, Pearson’s Correlation tests applied. Looking at the personal characteristics of the participants, 58.6% of the athletes was 15-17 ages, 89.2% of the athletes graduated from a secondary school, 58.1% of were male and 19.4% of were participated to the national team 11 times or above. As a result of the study, a negative weak relationship between self-efficacy, depersonalization and emotional exhaustion sub-dimensions, a positive strong relationship have found between emotional exhaustion and depersonalization subdimensions. It is also found that with the decrease of the educational status depersonalization and emotional exhaustion increase, with the increase of being a national team athlete depersonalization and emotional exhaustion decrease and this situation affect the personal accomplishment.
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Author(s): Recep Cengiz Uur Abakay akir Bezci and mit Yets
Taekwondo, Self-Efficacy, Burnout