The study aims to investigate the differentiations in self-esteem and decision-making styles of individuals who are university students according to the variables related to recreational sports. The sample of the study consists of 146 individuals – 77 male and 69 female – who studied at Istanbul Kavram Vocational School in the years 2017-2018, which is assumed to represent the population of the research. In this study, a questionnaire consisting of two parts was applied as a data collection tool. In the first part, there are questions related to demographics and recreational sports, while in the second part, there is the Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire (MDMQ I-II), which was developed by Mann et al. (1997), of which the Turkish validity and reliability study was done by Deniz (2004). The data obtained as a result of the research were analyzed statistically in the SPSS 24 program. As a result of the study, there was no statistically significant differentiation in self-esteem and decision-making styles in decision making according to the parameters of participation in recreational sports and preference of recreational sports type (p> 0.05). On the other hand, according to the frequency of recreational sport participation, a statistically significant differentiation (p <0.05) was observed in self-esteem, careful, avoidant and delayed decision making styles.
Recreation, Recreational Sports, Decision Making
|Author :||Oktay YİĞİT - Eray YURTSEVEN|
|Number of pages:||551-565|