The effect of academic satisfaction on attitudes to the future and the teaching profession: physical education and sports teacher candidates


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REVISTA EDAPECI-EDUCACAO A DISTANCIA E PRATICAS EDUCATIVAS COMUNICACIONAIS E INTERCULTURAIS, vol.21, no.3, pp.79-87, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.29276/redapeci.2021.21.316186.79-87
  • Title of Journal : REVISTA EDAPECI-EDUCACAO A DISTANCIA E PRATICAS EDUCATIVAS COMUNICACIONAIS E INTERCULTURAIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-87
  • Keywords: Academic satisfaction, Physical education and sports, Teaching, LIFE SATISFACTION, ENVIRONMENT

Abstract

The study aims to examine the effect of academic satisfaction levels of physical education and sports teacher candidates on their attitudes towards the future and the teaching profession. The universe consists of 843 teacher candidates studying in physical education and sports teaching departments at Faculty of Sports Sciences at Suleyman Demirel, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Ege, Erciyes and Duzce Universities. Its sample consists of 472 participants determined by simple random sampling method. The Google Forms platform was used to collect data. Volunteers were applied to the personal information form, academic satisfaction, attitude towards the future and attitude towards the teaching profession scales. The data were analyzed in the computer environment. Variables are expressed using mean +/- standard deviation, percentage and frequency values. Pearson product-moment correlation (r) analysis was applied. As a result, it was determined that the physical education and sports teacher candidates' academic satisfaction, attitude towards the teaching profession, attitude towards the future, and positive and planned attitude sub-headings were high and their levels of anxious attitude towards the future were low. A positive high-level correlation was found between academic satisfaction levels and total attitude towards the future, positive and planned attitude towards the future, and a negative high-level relationship between academic satisfaction levels and anxious attitude towards the future. In addition, a positive high-level correlation was found between the levels of academic satisfaction and the attitude towards the teaching profession. It is thought that this situation is generally due to the desire of physical education and sports teacher candidates, who have a sports background, to become successful teachers with their professional knowledge development during their university education and to raise healthy generations when they enter their professional lives.