Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(4), pp. 742 - 750
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060417
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The Relationship between Hidden Curriculum Perception and University Life Quality in Sports Education


Nurgül Özdemir *
Department of Physical Education and Sports Education, School of Physical Education and Sports Education, Adnan Menderes University, Aydın, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The hidden programme defines the informal part of an educational programme, that's to say, the unwritten aspect the boundaries of which are not clearly define. The hidden programme is also the neglected part of the educational programme. The thing that determines the quality of university education is the academic and social life opportunities offered to students, as well as the social, economic and cultural qualities of the students. One of the important implications of the hidden programme can be observed on university life quality. It is aimed in this study to determine the views of the students on hidden curriculum and university life quality in sports education and to reveal whether there is a relationship between the students' hidden curriculum perceptions and university life quality they perceive. In order to determine hidden programme perceptions of the students, Hidden Programme Scale (r.88) developed by Arslan and Akbulut (4); so as to determine the university life quality levels, University Life Quality Scale (r.90)developed by Doğanay and Sarı (13) was used in the study. Besides, a personal information form developed by the researcher was also used in the research. The study group of the study was composed of 159 university students, 67 of whom were female and 92 of whom were male, studying at School of Physical Education and Sports. The data was analyzed using SPSS 21.00 statistical package programme. In the analysis of the data, descriptive statistics, independent group t-test, one-way ANOVA, simple correlation statistical techniques were used. As a result of the research, it can be said that hidden curriculum perceptions of the students can be regarded as moderate level (x: 3.15; I am neutral). It is seen that the mean score of hidden curriculum perception is the lowest at learning teaching process sub-dimension (x: 2.83; almost I am neutral). As another result of the research, it is seen that the university life quality level of the students was at moderate level (x: 3.15, I am neutral). In the research, it is seen that there is a moderate level, positive, significant relationship between hidden curriculum perceptions of the students and their university life quality perceptions.

KEYWORDS
Hidden Programme, University Life Quality, Sports Education

Cite this paper
Nurgül Özdemir . "The Relationship between Hidden Curriculum Perception and University Life Quality in Sports Education." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.4 (2018) 742 - 750. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060417.