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ERIC Number: EJ984766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct-10
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
A Study about Problem Solving Skill Variable in Terms of Some Variables of Footballers Who Play Football Professionally
Akpinar, Selahattin
Educational Research and Reviews, v7 n25 p537-542 Oct 2012
The aim of this study is to present the problem solving skill levels of sportsmen who play football professionally, and to determine whether problem solving skill levels differ according to sportsmen's, sports club, age, marital status, parents' educational status, father's occupation, occupation in the game, year of playing football professionally and age of starting sport. Totally, 80 sportsmen played at Bank Asya League. Twenty (20) who played at Akhisar Municipality Youth and Sports Club, 23 who played at Goztepe A.S., 21 who played at Caykur Rizespor A.S. and 16 played at Konya Sports Club participated in the research. In order to get the aim of the research, Problem Solving Inventory which was adapted in Turkish by Sahin and his friends and developed by Heppner and Peterson (1982) was used. The inventory was 6 Likert type which consisted of 35 items. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) programme was used for evaluating frequency; t-test and one way variance analysis (ANOVA) were used for individual groups and Scheffe-F test was used for finding the group which was the reason for differences. Finding revealed that, professional footballers were beyond the mid-high level of problem solving skills (in the inventory, the least value is 32 and the highest value was 192 and the score found at the end of the search was X[bar] = 88.91). While there were no meaningful differences in sportsmen's marital status, education status, parents' education status, father's occupation, sportsmen's problem solving level variables, occupation in the game, the year of playing football professionally and the age of starting sport, there were meaningful differences in their sports club and age variables. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey