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Published: 02 March 2022
Examination of the Relationship Between Social Appearance Anxiety and Communication Skills of Faculty of Sport Sciences Students
Tuncay Öcal, Serkan Necati Metin
Aksaray University (Turkey), Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University (Turkey)
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Keywords: Social Appearance Anxiety, Communication Skills, Faculty of Sport Sciences Students
Concerns about social appearance, which are common especially among young people, and their preferences in communication based on these concerns have come to a remarkable level. From this point of view, the study aimed determined to examine the relationship between social appearance anxiety and communication skills levels on the students in the faculties of sports sciences. Following the aim, the research was performed on 220 students in total, and male and female students were selected randomly. The sample of the study, in which the relational screening model, which is one of the quantitative research methods, was used as a method. Besides, the "Social Appearance Anxiety Scale" (SAAS) and the " Communication Skills Assessment Scale (CSAS) was used, and ANOVA and t-tests were used in the statistical evaluation of the data. In the evaluation of the data, it was determined that there was a statistically significant difference between the groups in the sub-dimensions of communication skills in terms of communication skills depending on gender (p<0.05). Moreover, it was understood that there was no statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of social appearance anxiety related to the gender variable (p>0.05).
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