Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(3), pp. 820 - 823
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070323
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Examining the Attitudes and Problem Solving Skills of Physical Education and Sports Students


Ayşe Feray Özbal *, Kerim Balıbey , Ali Meral , Sinan Alıç
School of Physical Education and Sport, Kastamonu University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

This study was conducted to explore attitudes and problem solving skills of physical training and sports students. The participants of the study were 260 students (111 female and 149 male) attending Kastamonu University School of Physical Training and Sports. The data collection tools used in the study were personal information form prepared by the researchers, Scale of Attitudes of Preservice Teachers Towards Teaching Profession, whose validity and reliability studies were conducted (1) and Problem Solving Inventory, which was developed (2) and adapted to Turkish language (2). The analyses revealed no significant difference for “gender”, “age”, “family income level”, and “class level” variables; however, a significant difference was found for the variable “educational background of parents”. In addition, simple linear correlation analysis of the scores of attitude and problem solving dimensions showed a low level of meaningful relationship (r=.028, p<.001).

KEYWORDS
Problem Solving, Attitude, Sport

Cite this paper
Ayşe Feray Özbal , Kerim Balıbey , Ali Meral , Sinan Alıç . "Examining the Attitudes and Problem Solving Skills of Physical Education and Sports Students." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.3 (2019) 820 - 823. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070323.