The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of athletic identity amongst high level players of soccer, volleyball and basketball in Palestine, and to determine differences in athletic identity according to game and experience variables. The study sample consisted of (147) players. To collect data, (Brewer & Cornelius, 2001) athletic identity 7-items scale were applied .To address questions in the study, means, percentages, One Way ANOVA and Tukeys’ post-hoc test were used.
The results of the study indicated that the levels of athletic identity amongst high level players of soccer, volleyball and basketball in Palestine was high, where the percentage of response for the total score was (76.86%). Also, the results indicated that there were a significant differences in athletic identity due to game in favor of soccer players, while there were no significant differences in athletic identity due to experience. Furthermore, the results of regression (R2) indicated that the contribution of athletic identity domains in explanation of total score of athletic identity were respectively : Exclusivity domain (67.3%), Negative Affectivity domain (22.7%) and Social Identity domain (10%).
Based on the findings of the study the researchers recommended to give more attention by clubs administrators and coaches on developing athletic identity for the beginners.