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Investigation of the Relationship between Mental Endurance and Psychological Well-Being of Male Chess Players

  • Arif Ozsari1,*,
  • Sirin Pepe2,†,
  • Alpaslan Gorucu3,†,

1Youth and Sports Provincial Directorate of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, 8000 Osmaniye, Turkey

2Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Duzce University, 81010 Duzce,Turkey

3Faculty of Sport and Physical Education, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Selcuk University, 42005 Konya, Turkey

DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1807152 Vol.18,Issue 7,July 2022 pp.1-7

Published: 31 July 2022

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Physical Activity and Men's Psychological Health)

*Corresponding Author(s): Arif Ozsari E-mail:

† These authors contributed equally.


Background: The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between mental endurance and psychological well-being of male chess players. Methods: 87 male active licensed chess players participated in the study. Ethics committee approval was obtained for the research. Mental endurance scale, psychological well-being scale and personal information form were used to collect the research data. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed for the research scales. In addition to descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analyzes are included in the relational model. Results: Considering the average values obtained from the research scales, it was found that the mental endurance and psychological well-being levels of chess players were high, and there was a positive and high level relationship between mental endurance and psychological well-being within the scope of the relational model (r = 0.742; p < 0.001), and it has been found that mental endurance has a significantly high and positive contribution on psychological well-being in sports (β= 0.745; p < 0.001). Conclusions: It can be said that as the mental endurance of chess players improves, their psychological health will also be positively affected. It can also be stated that, especially by directing the young generation to chess, their mental endurance and psychological health will be improved in a positive way.


mental endurance; psychological well-being; chess players; men

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Arif Ozsari,Sirin Pepe,Alpaslan Gorucu. Investigation of the Relationship between Mental Endurance and Psychological Well-Being of Male Chess Players. Journal of Men's Health. 2022. 18(7);1-7.


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