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This study was aimed to investigate the association of resilience and hardiness with sport achievement and menatal health in a sample of athletes. One hundred and thrty-nine athletes (96 males, 43 females) from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, the University of Tehran, and several sport clubs were included in this study. All participants were asked to complete Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC), Hardiness Scale (HS), and Mental Health Inventory (MHI). The athletes’ coaches were asked to rate the Sport Achievement Scale (SAS) in order to measure athletes’ sport achievement. The results revealed that both resilience and hardiness were positively associated with sport achievement and psychological well-being, and negatively associated with psychological distress. It can be concluded that resilience and hardiness can predict changes of sport achievement and and mental health in athletes. Results and implications are discussed.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/12/16 | Accepted: 2013/12/16 | Published: 2013/12/16

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