The Impact of Sports on Expressing One’s Feelings

Didem Yavuz Söyler, M. Fatih Karahüseyinoğlu, Oğuzhan Altungül


The benefits of joining sports activities are quite many. Doing sports helps in socializing the individual by increasing the number of friends around the individual, and it also helps establishing an organized and disciplined life. Physical activities may also assist people to overcome aggression easily and express their feelings in a better way. This research aims at examining the impact of sports on expressing Fırat University students’ feelings based on different factors (age, gender, academic program). Screening model was applied to their search sample. Data collected from the students during the Fall Semester, 2015-2016. Their search sample included 175 students studying at Fırat University. The emotion expressing’s callused in this research was developed by Kingand Emmons (1990) as data collection tool to measure individuals’ tendencies in expressing their feelings. Kuzucu (2006) adopted this scale to Turkish society. A 15- item Likert-type questionnaire is designed to measure the tendencies in expressing emotions as positive, negative or warm feelings. Items score between 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 7 (Strongly Agree) where high scores in dictated high tendency in expressing feelings. In the scale, reverse-scoring is applied to item 6 and to item 14.The data obtained is analyzed using SPSS software. The independent samples t-test and one-way analysis of variance tests are used for data analyses purpose.

As result of there search, Sports Sciences Faculty students were ableto Express their feelings in a beter way than other faculties’ students.

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Journal of Education and Training Studies  ISSN 2324-805X (Print)   ISSN 2324-8068 (Online)

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