The Analysis of Physical Education and Sports Students’ Attitudes Towards the Turkish Language Course in Terms of Demographic Variables Cover Image

Beden Eğitimi Ve Spor Yüksekokulu Öğrencilerinin Türk Dili Dersine Karşi Tutumlarinin Demografik Değişkenler Açisindan İncelenmesi
The Analysis of Physical Education and Sports Students’ Attitudes Towards the Turkish Language Course in Terms of Demographic Variables

Author(s): Şaziye Durukan
Subject(s): History of Education, Sports Studies, Philology, Sociology of Education, Turkish language
Published by: Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: Mother tongue; The Turkish Language; Attitude;

Summary/Abstract: The main aim of this study is to find out the attitudes of physical education and sport students at Balıkesir University towards the Turkish language course as it is not a major area course but the mother tongue of the students. Moreover, the other aim of this study is to identify whether there is a significant difference on the attitudes of physical education and sport students towards the Turkish language course in terms of demographic variables. The population of the study consisted of freshmen who take the compulsory Turkish language course at Balıkesir University in School of Physical Education and Sports. A Turkish language attitude scale has been used as a data collection instrument in the study. Descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation) have been used for the analysis of data for Turkish language attitude scale. T-test has been conducted in order to find out the difference between two groups, and one way ANOVA test has been used in more than two groups for the comparison of data between groups. According to research results which have been obtained from 186 students; a significant difference has been identified in 17 items out of 29 with regard to gender variable from the scale (p<0,05 ve p<0,01). Moreover, there has been no significant difference with regard to variables such as age and educational status of the mother. However, significant differences have been identified in 2 items out of 29 with regard to the department they study at, in 1 item out of 29 with regard to educational status of the father, in 4 items out of 29 with regard to the mother’s profession, in 4 items out of 29 with regard to the father’s profession and in 6 items out of 29 with regard to the variable of the importance of the Turkish language course for the family (p<0,05).

  • Issue Year: 15/2017
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 289-306
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Turkish