The aim of this research is to examine the mercy and hubris syndrome levels of athletes studying at the faculty of sports sciences in terms of some demographic information and to investigate the relationship between mercy and hubris syndrome. In the study, a descriptive scanning model was used. The universe of the research consists of the students of Ondokuz Mayıs University (OMU) Yaşar Doğu Faculty of Sports Sciences, and the sample consists of 299 students selected by random sampling method among the students studying at OMU Yaşar Doğu Faculty of Sports Sciences in the 2022-2023 academic year. The Personal Information Form developed by the researchers, the Mercy Scale developed by Üzen Cura and Cura (2022), and the Hubris Syndrome Scale developed by Tutar and Nacar, (2022) were used as data collection tools. In the study, whether the total scores of the scale differ according to gender, sport type and being a national athlete was determined by Student's t-test, and whether they differ according to age, income level and sport age was determined by One-Way Analysis of Variance and Tukey multiple comparison test. In the research, while a significant difference was determined according to gender, sport type, being a national athlete, income level, no significant difference was found according to age and sports age. As a result, mercy can be affected by people's personal experiences, level of success, type of sport and many other factors. Beyond that, personality traits such as compassion and emotional responses can vary widely among individuals. It can be said that whether a person is arrogant or compassionate may depend on many factors such as life experiences, values and personality traits.


Mercy, hubris, athlete.