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Published: 15 October 2022
Investigation of Sports Sciences Faculty Students’ Motivation for Participation in Physical Activity in Terms of Various Variables
Ahmet Naci DILEK
The University of Bartın, Turkey
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Keywords: Sport Sciences, Student, Physical Activity, Motivation, Motivation for Participation in Physical Activity
This research was carried out in order to examine the motivation of the students of the faculty of sports sciences for participation in physical activity in terms of various variables. In this context, the general survey model, which is consistent with the main purpose of the study was used in this quantitative study. The sample of the study consists of a total of 479 students, of which 214 are female and 265 are male. In the creation of the sample, it was benefited from convenience sampling method which is one of the non-probabilistic sampling approaches. Questionnaire form was used as data collection tool and this form consists of two parts. In the first part of the questionnaire, there is the “Personal Information Form,” and in the second part, there is the “Motivation Scale for Participation in Physical Activity.” The illustrative statistics of the raw data obtained through this form were firstly calculated by considering the data type. Then, the reliability of the scale dimensions related to the obtained data was investigated and the difference and correlation tests were used in statistical evaluations. Accordingly, significant differences were found in the variables of gender, mother education level and active sports status. However, there was no significant difference found in the scale dimensions within the scope of the father’s education level, the place of residence with the family, the licensed sportsman status and the national sportsman status. In addition to this, it was observed that there were negative and low-level significant correlations between the age variable and individual causes and the motivation for participation in physical activity (total) dimensions. On the other hand, no significant correlation was found between personal income level and family income level variables and scale dimensions. As a result, the motivation of the students of the faculty of sports sciences for participation in physical activity within the scope of various variables is described as it exists.
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