The purpose of this study was to determine the level of self-efficacy, perception of success and motivation of junior national wrestling team athletes according to some independent variables, and to investigate the relationship between them. A total of 55 athletes composed of 15 girls and 40 boys ( age=16.21± 0.73) taking part in the national camps participated in the study. ‘The Children’s Version of the Perception of Success Questionnaire’, ‘Motivation Scale’ and ‘Self-Efficacy Scale’ were used to collect data. Spearman’s Product Moment Correlation, Kruskal Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests being the non-parametric tests were used in the data analysis in which normal distribution conditions were not fulfilled. According to the results, self-efficacy, task and ego orientations of the wrestlers were found to be at middle level and high level, respectively. The scores of extrinsic and intrinsic motivation were high whereas motivation scores were at middle level. Correlation analysis showed that there were mid-level positive correlation between the task orientation and intrinsic motivation and also a low-level positive correlation between task orientation and extrinsic motivation. Mid-level positive correlations were determined between ego orientation and intrinsic motivation and also between self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation. Significant differences were observed in intrinsic motivation to ‘experience stimulation’ by gender (Z=-2.460, p<0.05) and also in task orientations by gender (Z=-2.164, p<0.05) and by place to start wrestling (Z=-2.171, p<0.05). There were no significant differences in the level of task and ego orientations, self-efficacy and motivation by age, sport year and the number of being national athletes. The levels of intrinsic motivation and task orientation of girls were higher than the boys with regard to gender and also the individuals who started wrestling in the sports clubs had higher level of task orientation than those who started wrestling in the wrestling training center.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Güreş, Öz Yeterlik, Güdülenme, Başarı Algısı