LEX HUMANA, vol.13, no.2, pp.138-151, 2021 (ESCI)
The aim of this study is to examine the effect of physical education and sports teachers' professional attitude levels on job characteristics. 243 volunteers selected by a simple random method among the physical education and sports teachers who work in public and private primary and secondary education institutions throughout the province of Kayseri participated in the study. The Google Forms platform was used to collect data. This method was preferred in order to maintain social distance during the pandemic period. In this period, information and questionnaires about the study were conveyed to the volunteers through social networks. Volunteers who participated in the study were asked to fill in the personal information form, the attitude towards the teaching profession and the job characteristics of the teaching profession. The data obtained in the study were analyzed in computer environment by using IBM SPSS 22.0 program. Variables are expressed using mean +/- standard deviation, percentage and frequency values. While Pearson correlation analysis was applied to reveal the relationships between scales, logistic regression analysis was applied to determine the predictive power of scale scores. For the significance level of the tests, p<0,05 and p<0,01 values were accepted. As a result, it has been determined that the attitude towards the profession and job characteristics of physical education and sports teachers participating in the study are above average. Also, it has been determined that there is a positive relationship between the attitude towards the profession and job characteristics, and the model created is also significant. It is thought that this situation stems from the fact that physical education and sports teachers try to perform their profession in the best way in terms of attitude and job characteristics in line with the duties and responsibilities they have gained from their sports years and their personal self-sacrifice during university education.