A research on the physical education and sports teachers’ leisure attitude level: Adana sample
The aim of this study is to investigate the leisure time attitude levels of physical education and sports teachers working in Adana Province. The quantitative research design, one of the research designs, was used in the study. The universe of the study consists of physical education and sports teachers working in Adana. The sample of the study consists of 58 male 42 female 100 physical education and sports teachers who teach physical education and sports in the Adana region. Personal information form developed by the researcher, and “Leisure Attitude Scale” adapted into Turkish by Akgul and Gurbuz (2011) were used for data collection. In analyzing the data, Mann-Whitney U Test at 0.05 significance level, Kruskal Wallis Test, the Correlation at 0.01 significance level, and Regression analysis at 0.05 significance level were used. As a result of the study, it was determined that individuals who work as physical education and sports teachers in Adana Province have high leisure time attitudes. There is no difference in leisure time attitude levels according to gender, age groups, duration of teaching, the institution where they work, and the activities that individuals do outside of working hours. As mentioned in the attitude definitions, it can be said that especially gender and age variables do not constitute an obstacle to the formation of leisure time attitudes. As the lesson hours of the individuals' increase, their leisure behavioral attitude levels also increase. There is a strong positive relationship between the leisure attitude levels of physical education and sports teachers and their cognitive, affective, and behavioral attitude levels. The behavioral leisure attitude levels of physical education and sports teachers are effective at the level of 28.04% on the leisure time attitude levels. Therefore, by using the “mental contradiction theory”, the tendency of physical education and sports teachers to behave in a certain direction regarding the concept of leisure time may differ when the positive-negative attitude towards the concept of leisure time changes. Thus, levels of leisure time attitudes can be raised higher.
Keywords: Leisure Time, Attitude, Physical Education and Sports Teacher
Abdurrahman Kepoglu, Mihriay Musa, Mehmet Bayansalduz, Senol Yanar, Ömercan Demirtas. A research on the physical education and sports teachers’ leisure attitude level: Adana sample. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 7(4)2021, 26-40.
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