In this study, it was aimed to examine the levels of group cohesiveness and achievement motivation of hockey national team athletes. For this purpose, group cohesiveness and achievement motivation levels of the athletes were analysed in terms of gender, age at the beginning of the sport, training history and nationality experience variables. A total of 73 athletes (n female: 19, n male: 54) with a mean age of 21.21±5.73 years participated in the study. The data of the study were obtained by using personal information form, "Group Cohesion Scale" developed by Carron et al. (1985) and adapted into Turkish by Öcel and Aydın (2006) and "Sport-Specific Achievement Motivation Scale" developed by Willis (1982) and adapted into Turkish by Tiryaki and Gödelek (1997). Descriptive statistics, independent groups t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and LSD post hoc analysis were used to determine the source of the difference between the groups. According to the results of the analyses, there is no statistically significant difference (p>0.05) between the gender, age at the beginning of sport, training history and nationality experience variables and group cohesiveness levels of the athletes. There is a significant difference (p<0.05) between the variables of gender and nationality experience and the variables of gender and nationality experience and there is a significant difference (p<0.05) between the variables of age at the beginning of sport and training history and the variables of motive to show strength and motive to approach success. As a result, it can be said that female athletes have a higher level of failure avoidance motive than male athletes. In addition, it can be said that athletes who started sports at an early age have higher levels of motive to approach success and motive to show strength than athletes who started sports at a late age; athletes with a long training history have higher levels of motive to approach success and motive to show strength than athletes with a short training history; and athletes with less nationality experience have higher levels of motive to avoid failure.
Group cohesion, achıevement motivation, hockey, national athlete.