A stepwise regression analysis on the effects of imagery and emotion regulation on courage level in athletes

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Athlete, imagery, emotion regulation, courage


The aim of this study is to determine the role of imagery and emotion regulation on the courage levels of athletes who continue their sports life as licensed in different sports branches. In line with this scope, a total of 609 athletes, 286 female and 383 male, participated in the study voluntarily. The research was designed with relational survey model. In the analysis of the data obtained in the study, missing data and extreme data analyses were performed first. Then, skewness and kurtosis values were examined for normality assumptions and it was determined that the distribution was normal. Accordingly, Pearson Product Moment Correlation analysis was used to determine the relationship between the variables and Stepwise Regression analysis was used to determine the power of the independent variables in predicting the dependent variable. When the findings obtained within the scope of the research are examined, the analysis regarding the effect of imagery, cognitive reappraisal and suppression factors on the level of courage was completed in one stage. While cognitive reappraisal and suppression did not significantly affect the level of courage, imagery significantly affected the level of courage and contributed approximately 17% of the variance. In addition, the positive relationship between imagery and courage level shows that these two will increase linearly.


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Yarayan, Y. E., & Gulsen, D. B. A. (2023). A stepwise regression analysis on the effects of imagery and emotion regulation on courage level in athletes. Journal of ROL Sport Sciences, 896–910. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10036854