Examining the Attitudes of Classroom Teachers Towards Sports: Example of Kırşehir Province


  •  Vahit Çiriş    
  •  Turan Başkonuş    

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine the attitudes of classroom teachers towards sports. Within this scope, in the first part of this study, it is aimed to describe the attitudes of classroom teachers towards sports. In the second part of the study, it was investigated whether gender, participation in sports activities and years of service differ significantly on the attitudes of classroom teachers towards sports. The screening method was used in this research. The study was carried out with 308 classroom teachers working in Kırşehir. They participated in the study on a volunteer basis. “Personal Information Form” and “The Sports-Oriented Attitude Scale” were used in the data collection process. When testing the research data, a 0.05 significance level was taken. In the analysis of the data, the items related to the sub-problem were grouped and Mann Whitney U and Kruskall Wallis techniques were used together with descriptive statistics such as frequency (f), percent (%), weighted mean (X̅) and standard deviation (SD). The attitudes of classroom teachers towards sports generally high (X̅ = 4.42). While their attitudes towards sports do not differ significantly according to their gender (U = 10381,500; p > .05); it differs significantly according to their participation in sports activities (U = 8686,000; p < .05) and years of service (X2 = 8,364; p < .05). Research results show that attitudes of classroom teachers towards sports are generally at a high level. However, it was concluded that the attitudes of classroom teachers towards sports differed significantly according to their participation in sports activities and years of service, but did not differ by gender.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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