Physical and Psychological Factors Affecting sportsman Performance: The moderating role of sports training: A case on Saudi Arabia Athletics
Keywords:sports training, physical factors, psychological factors, Saudi Arabia.
Using a questionnaire-based technique and Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling, this study examined the moderating effect of sports training on the relationship between physical characteristics, psychological factors, and athletic performance among Saudi Arabian athletes (PLS-SEM). Using a straightforward sampling technique, the study recruited 250 male and female athletes from various Saudi Arabian sports groups and organizations. The study outcomes indicated that sports training significantly moderated the relationship between physical attributes and athletic performance among Saudi Arabian athletes. The data also revealed that sports training mediated the association between psychological factors and athletic performance, indicating that regular sports training can augment the positive effect of psychological factors on athletic performance. This study contributes to the literature on the moderating influence of sports training on the association between physical and psychological characteristics and athletic performance among Saudi Arabian athletes. The findings indicate frequent sports training can boost physical fitness and mental resiliency, enhancing athletic performance. The study emphasizes the relevance of adding sports training to athlete development programs in Saudi Arabia. More studies are advised to investigate other variables that may influence the association between physical and psychological components and athletic performance in Saudi Arabian athletes.