25 February, 2015, Turkey, USA NEWS CORPAytekin Soykan and Ünsal Tazegül receive World Sports Research Award- 2015. Their research findings were published on most read journal: The Journal of Sports and Physical Education. This study aims at comparing the level of motivation of the national and non-national karate players who have participated in the inter-university championship of Turkey. The sample of the study is formed by 100 sportlers who have participated in the interuniversity championship of Turkey in the year 2014. Sports-specific success motivation scale (SSSMS) developed by Willis (1982) and the personal information form have been used for the purpose of measuring the motivation for success. SPSS 20 packet program has been used for the analysis of the datawhile “Kolmogorov-Smirnov test and “Anova-Homogenity of variances” test have been performed for determining whether the data have a normal distribution and for determining the homogeinty respectively and it has been determined that the data had a homogenous and normal distribution. Descriptive statistics and independent sample t test have been performed for the analysis of the data and at the end of the study It has been determined that the national sportlers had a higjher motivation score than the non-national sportlers. Psychological support must be provided for the sportlers who have a low level of motivation. Extrinsic motivation of the sportlers must be increased through various rewards. Factors which has a negative impact on the intrinsic motivation of the sportlers must be determined and efforts must be shown to eliminate them.
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