THE INVESTIGATION OF GOAL COMMITMENT AND PERSONALITY TRAITS OF THE STUDENTS IN THE FIELD OF SPORT SCIENCES

Sümmani Ekici

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Of the sport sciences students, 400 students were voluntarily recruited to respond to goal commitment scale and personality trait inventory. Totally 387 data including 262 males and 125 females were taken in analyses process. The relationship between personality traits and goal commitment was examined for the study. Data were analyzed in SPSS (version 16.0). The differences between the two variables were analyzed with an independent t-test. The differences between departments were analyzed with one-way ANOVA. The significance level was accepted as 0.05. The age mean was found to be 20.93±2.58. Of the participants, 34.6% were reported to be living in the county while 32.4% reported being living in the metropole. There were significant differences between genders in terms of goal commitment and personality traits (t=3.112, p<0.05). A positive correlation was found between goal commitment and extraversion (r=0.156, p<0.01) while negative correlation was found with openness to experiences (r=-0.114, p<0.05). Consequently, goal commitment and personality traits differed according to gender.

 

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