University students’ perception of sport politics interaction

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The purpose of this study to examine university students’ perception of politics-sports interaction. The study was conducted with 599 students (224 female, 375 male) from five universities with bachelor’s degree of Physical Education and Sports department (Ankara University, Hacettepe University, Gazi University, Başkent University, Yıldırım Beyazıt University) in Ankara province. Sports-Politics Interaction Scale with 29 questions was applied to these students. T-Test and One-Way-Anova were conducted for the data analysis in the study using quantitative descriptive method. Data analyzed in three dimensions: sports-politics relation, sport- political relation, sport- government- relation. According to the results of the analysis, it was observed the perception changed with regard to gender in the subscale of sports-political system relation. Among the universities, Hacettepe University students were found to have a higher perception level in the subscale of sports-political system relation than Ankara University and Yıldırım Beyazıt University students. While the average values of the 4th grade students were higher in the subscale of sport-political system relation than the 1st and 2nd grade students, it was observed that the frequency of following the political news influenced the perception of the students in 3 subscales. It has also been concluded in the results that the frequency of active participation in sport affects the perception of sports-political system relation.


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Citation Formats
A. B. Gözeller, “University students’ perception of sport politics interaction,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2018.