Investigation of the students’ level of motivation and creativity studying at School of Physical Education and Sports

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Murat Tekin
Busra Akbay
Yavuz Selim Din

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the students’ level of motivation and creativity studying at School of Physical Education and Sports. The research group comprised 93 female and 107 male (age = 21.4607 ± 1.8792), 200 in total, studying at the Physical Education and Sports School of Karamanoglu Mehmet Bey University. ‘A Scale of Achievement Focused Motivation’ and ‘Adaptation-Innovation Inventory’ were applied to the students who participated in the research. In the analysis and assessment of the data, Kolmogorov–Smirnov test, Kruskal–Wallis H test, Mann–Whitney U test and Correlation test were used and significance was taken as P < 0.05. As a result of the study, there is no significant difference between the levels of creativity and sub-dimensions of motivation (internal and external action, setting higher goals and self-conscious) according to gender, parent’s educational background and doing sports actively which are the variables of participating students.


 


Keywords: Creativity, motivation, student.

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