The aim of the study was to reveal the relationship between wrestlers' mental training skills and emotion regulation and to examine these variables according to the variables of gender, nationality, sport age and sport success level. The research was conducted with a descriptive and relational research model. The sample group of the study consisted of a total of 139 wrestlers, 108 male and 31 female. The Sport Mental Training Questionnaire (SMTQ), Athlete Emotion Regulation Scale (AERS) and Personal Information Form were used as data collection tools. Correlation analysis, independent samples t-test and one-way analysis of variance were used to analyze the data. Results; While no significant difference was found in SMTQ General and all sub-dimensions according to gender and status of national/non-national wrestler no significant difference was found in the General and Suppression sub-dimensions of the AERS. While a significant difference was found in SMTQ General, Mental Foundational skills, Mental performance Skills and mental imagery sub-dimensions according to the sport age variable, no significant difference was found in the overall and all sub-dimensions of the AERS. A significant difference was found in the overall and all sub-dimensions of the SMTQ and in the suppression sub-dimension of the AERS according to the variable of sportive achievement. While a significant positive correlations were found between Mental Foundational skills, Self talk and reappraisal and AERS General; and between Mental performance Skills, Interpersonal skills, Mental imagery and SMTQ General and reappraisal, Suppression and AERS General sub-dimensions, it is seen that there is no significant relationship between the sub-dimensions of Suppression with Mental Foundational skills and self talks. As a result, it can be said that athletes' mental training levels and emotion regulation are positively related.


Mental training, Emotion regulation, Sporting age, Sporting success