THE EFFECT OF PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDE ON JOB CHARACTERISTICS: A STUDY ON PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS (CASE OF KAYSERİPROVINCE)


Turan M. B.

Lex Humana, Petrópolis, vol.13, no.2, pp.138-151, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : Lex Humana, Petrópolis
  • Page Numbers: pp.138-151

Abstract

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 studyare above average. Also, it has been determined that there is a positive relationship between the attitude towards the profession and job characteristics,and themodel 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.