The investigation of sportsmanship behaviors of university students

Huseyin Gumus, Sinan Saracli, Rifat Yagmur, Ozkan Isik, Yasin Ersoz


The aim of the present study was to examine the effective factors on sportsmanship behaviors of university students. With this purpose, students’ attitudes for rules, injurious acts, opponent game perspective and sportsmanship behaviors were examined, and the effects of these factors were modeled via structural equation modeling. To measure the effective factors on students sportsmanship behaviors, a likert scale type questionnaire, ranging from 1 ‘strongly disagree’ to 5 ‘strongly agree’ was applied on a face-to-face basis. The sportsmanship questionnaire about sportsmanship was composed of 45 questions. In the statistical analysis obtained data, SPSS and LISREL software were used. The results of the analyses indicate that while “game perspective” is the most effective factor on students’ sportsmanship behavior, the factors; “opponent”, “rules”, and “injurious acts” are also statistically significant.


Sport; Sportsmanship; Fair Play; University Students

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