Reviewing Academic Motivation Levels of Students of Faculty of Sports Science
Keywords:Sports Sciences, University Students, Academic Motivation
A total of 323 students (99 female, 224 male) (age average x=21.46Â±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. â€˜Academic Motivation Scaleâ€™ that is in the form of seven-point Likert Scale and was developed by KaragÃ¼ven (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 â€œIt never matches: 1.-1.85," â€œIt matches a bit: 1.86-3.55," â€œIt reasonably matches: 3.56-4.40," â€œIt matches a good bit: 4.41-6.10â€ ve â€œIt 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 â€˜it matches a good bitâ€™ 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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