Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(6), pp. 1442 - 1447
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070611
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Investigation of the Effects of Football on Life Skills of Individuals

Kemal Kurak 1,*, Mahmut Açak 2
1 MKE Ankaragücü, Turkey
2 Faculty of Sport Sciences, Inonu Universitesi, Turkey


This study aims to investigate how football, which is the most popular sport today, affects the life skills of individuals who participate in football activities. The participants in the study were between 12 to 17 years old and those who participated in training for at least two years were chosen. As the measurement tool, the unique form Life Skills Scale for Sport was used with the aim of evaluating the life skills gained through sports. For two-sample comparisons, Mann Whitney U test was used; while for multiple-sample comparisons, Kruskal Wallis H test was utilized. In the multiple sample comparisons, Mann Whitney U test, which is used for non-parametric data, was used to determine the source of the difference. In the study, the level of significance was regarded as p<0.05. Depending on the variables of age, the period of doing sports and playing continuously in a football team of the study group, it was determined that the study group developed skills for time management, communication, leadership, teamwork, social skills and goal setting, which are subscales of the life skills for sport. Emotional skills were determined to be not statistically significant.

Sport, Life Skills, Football, Social Skills

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Kemal Kurak , Mahmut Açak . "Investigation of the Effects of Football on Life Skills of Individuals." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.6 (2019) 1442 - 1447. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070611.