An Investigation of Professional Problems of Physical Education and Sports Teachers and Effects of These Problems on their Performance and Motivation


  •  Murat Kul    
  •  Sevim Handan Yilmaz    
  •  Fatih Yasartürk    

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to analyze professional problems faced by the physical education and sports teachers and effects of these problems on their performance and motivation. 41 physical education and sports teachers working in the province of Bartın participated in the research. Interview method was used in this study which was designed with the "phenomenology" concept for exploration - benefited from the interview method. Descriptive analysis and content analysis methods were used during the analyze of the data obtained. the most important problems that physical education and sports teachers face may be listed as; school administration's underestimation of physical education course, lacking of the qualification needed to inspect this course, parents' focus on academic achievement and therefore their underestimation towards physical education course, parents' failure to motivate their children towards doing sports, non-availability of sport facilities and course tools and equipment, low weekly course hours, frequent change of curriculum, students' desire to do extracurricular activities during the course and inadequacy of in-service and seminar programs. It was determined that; due to the problems they face with school management 46% of the participants, due to the problems they face with the parents 76% of the participants, due to the problems they face with the students 49% of the participants, due to the problems they face with the curriculum 44% of the participants, due to the problems they face about the facility and course tools and equipment 68% of the participants, due to the problems they face about the inspection 22% of the participants, due to the problems they face with the provincial directorates of sports 56% of the participants, due to the problems they face about the in-service programs 27% of the participants were negatively affected in terms of performance and motivation.



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  • Issn(Print): 1925-4741
  • Issn(Onlne): 1925-475X
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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