Investigation into sport motivations of university student, academic and administrative personal and their expectations
1 Dumlupınar University, Physical Education and Sport College, Kütahya
2 Osmangazi University, Eskişehir
3 Gelişim University, Physical Education and Sport College, Istanbul
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The present study aims to determine rationales and motives of students, academic and administrative personnel from the Eskisehir Osmangazi University regarding participating in sport activities and their relevant expectations from them. Totally 198 individuals were responded to the study voluntarily while number of students, academic and administrative personnel were 94, 46 and 58, respectively. “Sport Participation Motivation Scale” and “Participation Motivation Scale” consisted of 30 items concerning individuals’ motives for their adherence to sport; and 8 sub-dimensions were employed as data collection tool. t-test and Variance Analysis (One-way Anova) were utilized for paired comparisons and multiple comparisons for sport participation motivation, respectively (P<0.05). In assessment of demographical data, frequency and percentage were utilized. It was observed that the most significant sport motive addressed by respondents was “For my physical health” (N=47; 23.7%). Then, this was followed by the motive of “For my fitness” (N=31; 15.7%). It was determined that sport motivations of participants differs according to gender, age and position (P<0.05). Since exercise and sport participation are considered as a significant factor reducing risks related with various physical, psychological and social problem, significant motives associated with sport participation are required to be determined and the sport programs are required to be organized.
Key words: Sport / motivation / sport participation motivation
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