Self-confidence in sports can create life satisfaction, primarily based on the ability of the athlete to believe that he can win and be successful in his efforts. Self-confidence and Life Satisfaction have become very important for individuals engaged in wrestling, as they are the main key to success in sports and games. The aim of this study was to review the self-confidence and life satisfaction levels of wrestling athletes competing in university teams according to various variables, which determine the direction of self-confidence and life satisfaction. While the population of the research was raising 512 wrestler athletes with student-athlete careers, the exercise consists of 183 (Famale:21; Male:162) university employees who were selected by the easy exercise method and compete in the 2022 Turkish Universities wrestling competitions and continue on a voluntary basis. As a data collection tool in the research; The personal information form developed by the researcher and the "Self-confidence" and "Life Satisfaction" scales found in the literature were used. SPSS 22 package program was used in the analysis of the data and non-parametric tests were applied. Mann Whitney U was used for pairwise comparisons, Kuruskal Wallis was used for more than two comparisons, and Spearman Correlation analysis was used to reveal the relationship. As a result of the research, no significant difference was found in the levels of Self-Confidence Scale and its sub-dimensions, namely, internal self-confidence, external self-confidence and Satisfaction with Life, according to gender, age, class and department. In addition, when the relationship between self-confidence (internal self-confidence, external self-confidence) and life satisfaction levels were examined, no significant difference was found. It is thought that this situation was due to the homogeneous demographic distribution and the nature of combat sports.
Life satisfaction, self-confidence, wrestler.