The Analysis of Academic Motivation and Career Stress Relationships of the Students in Department of Physical Education and Sport

  •  Turan Çetinkaya    


The purpose of this study is to determine the levels of career stress and academic motivation of the students in the departments of physical education and sports. 527 students who receive education in Physical Education and Sports Academies of Ahi Evran University, Erciyes University, Dumlupınar University and Çanakkale 18 Mart University participated in the study. In this study, personal information form, career stress scale and academic motivation scale were used as data collection tools. In the comparison of relevant data, range, frequency, t test, Anova test and simple regression analysis were performed. Besides, Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was performed in order to reveal the factor structures of academic motivation and career stress scales. As a result of statistical analyzes, significant difference was not seen at levels of academic motivation and career stress for all dimensions in terms of the gender and certified sportsmanship variables of the participants. However, significant difference was seen in the total scores of identified extrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation extrinsic regulation, career uncertainty, job finding pressure and career stress in terms of grade variable. According to the results of the regression analyzes performed, negative significant correlation was detected between the academic motivation and career stress levels of participants.

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