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Impact of Emotional Competences on the Tunisian Athletes in the Period of Containment: Comparative Study between Tunisian Olympic Athletes and Non-Athletes

DOI: 10.4236/ape.2022.122007, PP. 78-86

Keywords: Emotional Competences, Athletes, Non-Athletes, Containment

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The aim of this research is to compare the emotional competences of Tunisian Olympic athletes and those of non-athletes. A sample of 63 students (30 athletes and 33 non-athletes) (between 14 and 26 years of age, ET = 3926), has been selected. All subjects have completed the French version of the Emotional Competences Profile “ECP”. The reliability test has shown a satisfactory internal consistency of the scale (Alpha = 0.739). The student’s t-test that consists of comparing the averages of the two independent samples revealed the existence of a significant difference in the overall emotional competence score (t61 = 2036, p = 0.046** 0.05). Thus, it could be said that the athletes’ emotional competences enable them to better adapt to stressful situations. Therefore, they are more likely to control their emotions, their own understanding and those of others. On the other hand, they are able to easily manage their daily stress and regulate their relationships with others. The results of our studies allow us not only to test our hypothesis but also to determine the relationship between emotional competences and the practice of sport.

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