Sportsmanship Orientations of University Students Receiving Education in Sports
- Mehmet Yanik
The aim of this study was to examine the sportsmanship orientations possessed by university students who were receiving training in the field of sports education with regard to certain variables. The study was designed in the survey model. The “Sportsmanship Orientation Scale” was applied to a total of 566 students, selected with the random sampling method, studying at Balıkesir University.
The research findings revealed that the mean sportsmanship orientation level of the participants was 3.45±0.63. A significant difference in favour of female participants was observed for the scale as a whole and in the subdimensions. With regard to the variable of department attended, it was determined that students studying in the sport management department had higher levels of sportsmanship. According to the class level variable, it was determined that students in the third grade had the lowest levels of sportsmanship orientations. In the “respect for opponents” subdimension, it was determined that participants who played team sports had higher levels of sportsmanship orientations.
In conclusion, with the aim of increasing sportsmanship orientation levels of university students receiving training in the field of sports sciences, it is recommended that more attention should be given to the subjects of sports ethics and values education in course curricula.
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