Analyzing Sports Participation Motivations of Students with Hearing Impairment—Istanbul City Example

  •  Selin Baikoğlu    
  •  Büşra Yeşilkaya    


The purpose of this study is to investigate the sports participation motivation level of students with hearing impairment continuously participating in high-school for disabled individuals. The study is designed for the quantitative research model and conducted with descriptive, relational survey model. Survey method was adopted for data collection tool of this study. Personal information form and sports participation motivation in students with hearing impairment scales were applied. For data analysis, frequency analysis is conducted for demographic information. For two-variable data, the t-test is used and for multiple variables, Anova tests are used. Total of 82 students with hearing impairment among which 29 are female and 53 are male between 14-33 (±17.6) years old participated in this study. Sports participation motivation of students with hearing impairment sub-dimensions consist of internal motivation with the highest score (x=9.25), external motivation average (x=±3.83) and lack of motivation average (x=2.59). There is no significant difference between gender, class and sports participation motivation sub-dimensions. Lack of motivation sub-dimension of answers to “Does anyone in your family do sports?” question shows a significant difference. There is no meaningful difference for the other two sub-dimensions as internal and external sub-dimensions. As a result of this study, it is reasonable to express that sports participation reasons of students with hearing impairment are not affected from internal or external motivation, and students do not know the exact reason for participating in sports owing to lack of motivation sub-dimension.

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