Reviewing Academic Motivation Levels of Students of Faculty of Sports Science


  • Özlem Keskin Kocaeli University


Sports Sciences, University Students, Academic Motivation


A total of 323 students (99 female, 224 male) (age average x=21.46±1.69) who study in the faculty of sports sciences of Sakarya University volunteered for this study that was conducted to determine the academic motivation level. ‘Academic Motivation Scale’ that is in the form of seven-point Likert Scale and was developed by Karagüven (2012) was used as data collection tool. The scale consists of 28 items. The scale also has 7 sub-dimensions with four each item. The evaluation regarding the dimensions of the scale was arranged as “It never matches: 1.-1.85," “It matches a bit: 1.86-3.55," “It reasonably matches: 3.56-4.40," “It matches a good bit: 4.41-6.10†ve “It absolutely matches: 6.11-7.00â€. The highest score received from sub-dimensions is 28; the lowest score is 4. After being applied descriptive statistical processes (average, standard deviation, frequency, percentage), Mann Whitney U test was conducted to determine differences based on gender and age ranges. Besides, Kruskal Wallis H Test was applied to specify the differences based on classes and departments. It is observed when the arithmetic means of sub-dimensions of academic motivation scale are evaluated that general run of the participants expressed the opinion as ‘it matches a good bit’ in IMBI, IMBA, IMH, DMT, DMKI and DMD sub-dimensions. There were no statistically significant differences (p>0,05) according to age ranges and classes. On the other hand, there were statistically significant differences (p<0,05) according to gender and department variables.


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Keskin, Özlem. (2018). Reviewing Academic Motivation Levels of Students of Faculty of Sports Science. Asian Journal of Education and E-Learning, 6(2). Retrieved from