Examining Academic Motivation According to Personality Types (The Sample of Faculty of Sports Sciences)

This study was conducted to examine the academic motivations of students studying at the Faculty of Sports Sciences according to personality 410 students studying in the third and fourth grades of the Faculty of Sports Sciences of Muğla Sitki Koçman University, Physical Education and sports teaching, Recreation, Sports Management and coaching education departments formed the research working group. A total of 27 items were to personality types and 20 of which were related to academic motivation. The " A and B personality scale “developed by Friedman and Rosenman and adapted to Turkish by Aktaş and Arikan and the” academic motivation scale “developed by Bozanoğlu (2004) and consisting of three sub-dimensions were used to measure academic motivation. Analysis of the data was carried out in SPSS 22 program. According to the results of the normality test conducted with the Shapiro-Wilk test, it was observed that the lower dimensions of the academic motivation scale used in the study and the personality types scale were not normally distributed. The research also used the Mann-Whitney U test for comparing binary variables and the Kruskal-Wallis test for comparing multiple variables. Correlation analysis was performed to see if there was a significant relationship between the lower dimensions of academic motivation and personality types of participants. As a result of the research, it was concluded that the academic motivation of the Faculty of Sport Sciences students differed significantly according to the personality type, gender, age, course load and class variable, but did not show a significant difference according to the department variable. It has been concluded that the academic motivation of students with personality type A is higher than those of personality type B, when the course load increases, the academic motivation of students decreases and the academic motivation of female students is higher.

Anahtar Kelimeler
Sports, Motivation, Personality, Personality Types