This study aimed to examine the task and ego orientations and the level of commitment to sports according to the perceptions of the athletes about the leadership type of the trainers. A total of 310 amateur basketball players, 205 men, and 105 women constituted the research group. As the data collection tools, in addition to a questionnaire containing items about personal information, task and ego orientation scale, and levels of sports engagement scale were used. Since the data were not normally distributed (p<0.05) as a result of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, the Mann-Whitney U test was used for binary variables and the Kruskal-Wallis H test for groups with more than two variables. Looking at the research findings, a statistically significant difference was found (p<0.05): According to gender, in the main dimension of task and ego orientation, the sub-dimension of task orientation and the main dimension of sports engagement; according to the duration of playing basketball, in the main dimension of sports engagement and the sub-dimensions of vigor and dedication; according to educational status, in the main dimension of task and ego orientation, sub-dimension of task orientation, main dimension of sports engagement, vigor and dedication sub-dimensions; according to family income, only in dedication sub-dimension of sports engagement; according to the place of residence, only in dedication sub-dimension of sports engagement; according to the leadership types of trainers, in the main dimension of task and ego orientation and ego orientation sub-dimension. The following conclusions were reached: The task and ego orientations of women and their level of sports engagement are higher than men; those who played basketball for 3-4 years had a higher level of sports engagement than others; the task and ego orientations of secondary school graduates and their level of sports engagement are higher than those of primary school graduates; those with a family income of 7501 TL and above have a higher level of dedication in the sub-dimension of sports engagement; those living in the district have a lower level of dedication in the sub-dimension of sports engagement than those living in villages, towns, and city center; the task and ego orientation levels of the athletes with charismatic trainers were higher than those with democratic, authoritarian and liberal trainers.
Trainer, leadership types, task and ego, sport engagement