The effects of communication between student athletes and physical education teachers on competition success and motivation
1 Physical Education Teacher, Mardin, Turkey
2 Bartın University, Physical Education and Sport College, Bartın, Turkey
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This research aimed to explore the effects of communication between student athletes and physical education teachers on competition success and motivation using the parameters such as sport branch, sex, age, and some other variables.The sample group was composed of 631 student athletes (471 male and 160 female) attending to secondary schools in Mardin. In order to gather data, “Success Motivation in Sport” Questionnaire developed by Tiryaki and Gödelek (1997), and “Trainers Communication Scale” developed by Abakay and Kuru (2009) were adapted to the students. In order to test data distribution, Kolmogorov-Simirnov test was used. As the data showed a normal distribution according to the ages and service period of the teachers (p=.000<α = 0,05), parametric tests were used for data evaluation. In order to analyze the data, arithmetic averages, One-Way ANOVA, Independent samples t-test were used, and Tukey HSD was used to find out the main reason causing the difference between two variables.As a result, it was found out that the communication skills of the teachers had positive effects on the strength demonstration and gaining success motives of the student athletes. Moreover, students playing Basketball showed a higher degree of perception on this issue when compared to the students attending other sports.
Key words: Physical Education Teacher / Communication / Competition Success / Motivation
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