Relationships between the Physical Education Course Sportsmanship Behaviors with Tendency to Violence and Empathetic Ability (Note 1)

  •  Yakup Koc    


The aim of this study is to examine relationship between the physical education course sportsmanship behaviors, tendency to violence, and empathetic ability for elementary school students. The sample of study consists of randomly selected 919 elementary school students attending state schools in the province of Erzincan in 2013-2014 academic year. “Physical Education Course Sportspersonship Behavior Scale” (PECSBS), “Scale of tendency to violence” and “the scale of Empathetic ability for children” were used in the study. Reliability and validity tests of the scales were done. The scores the students obtained in the scales were reexamined in accordance with independent variables such as their grade level, gender and the type of sports they are interested in most. And relationship between the values of scales was tested. For the assessment of the data, SPSS 15 and LISREL 8.7 programs were employed. In conclusion, physical education course sportsmanship behaviors display a significantly negative relation with tendency to violence and a significantly positive relation with empathetic ability for elementary school students. It is concluded that these relations should be paid attention, measures should be taken and programs should be in place to reduce the tendency to violence and grow empathetic ability in physical education course programs.

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

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