THE EXAMINATION OF ENGAGEMENT LEVELS OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS STUDYING AT THE FACULTY OF SPORTS SCIENCES

Çisem Demirdöken, Salih Tutku Yaylacı, Gül Yağar, Gamze Deryahanoğlu, Elif Aybike Ünlü

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This study aims to investigate the athlete engagement levels of students studying at the Faculty of Sports Sciences. 242 females and 592 males participated in the study. “Athlete Engagement Questionnaire” developed by Lonsdale et al. was used as the data collection tool. Validity and reliability study of the scale in Turkish was carried out by Kelecek et al. (2018). The scale consists of 16 questions and sub-dimensions as trust, commitment, robustness, and enthusiasm. Independent Sample T-Test for comparison of binary groups, One-Way ANOVA for comparison of more than two groups, and Tukey comparison test for the determination of the direction of difference were applied. While there is a significant difference in the dimension of ‘enthusiasm’ according to the departments of female students, a significant difference is observed in the dimensions of trust, commitment, and enthusiasm for male students (p<0.05). Also, while the subdimension of robustness in female students according to their status regarding individual sports or team sports shows a significant difference, the subdimension of enthusiasm in male students differentiates (p<0.05). According to the sports age, it is found that there is a significant difference in all sub-dimensions for female students and all sub-dimensions for male students except for commitment (p <0.05). According to the result of this study, it can be said that different demographic characteristics affect the engagement of athletes.

 

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