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ERIC Number: EJ1083245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
An Investigation of Task and Ego Oriented Goals of the Students Majoring at the Faculty of Sport Sciences
Belli, Emre
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v3 n12 p960-966 2015
The aim of this study is to explore the task and ego oriented goals of the students majoring at the Faculty of Sports Sciences at Ataturk University. For data collection, "The Task and Ego Orientation in Sport Questionnaire", which was developed by Duda (1) and adapted into Turkish by Toros and Yetim (2), was used in the current study to examine the task and ego oriented goals of students. This questionnaire was administered to a total of 375 students consisting of 224 male and 151 female students. For data analysis, SPSS statistical packet program was used for frequency analysis, and independent t-tests, one-way ANOVA and Tukey test were run to find out the source of the difference among different groups of participants. The results of the study showed that there was no statistically significant difference in terms of the comparison of the task and ego-oriented goals regarding the participants' gender (p = 0.332) whereas there was a significant difference between male and female students in terms of specifically ego-orientation especially in favor of female students (p = 0.003). Based on this result, female students were found to favor ego orientation to reach their goals much more than male students. Apart from that, the comparison of the participants' fields of study indicated that in terms of task-oriented goals, there was a statistically significant difference in favor of team sports (p = 0.025) and significant differences were revealed among participants from different fields of study in terms of ego-oriented goals especially in favor of individual sports (p = 0.000). A number of implications for further research and education were suggested based on the results obtained from the analysis of the task and ego-oriented goals of male and female students majoring in different fields of study and departments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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