Author(s): Mesut SÜLEYMANO?ULLARI, Erdo?an TOZO?LU, Mücahit DURSUN
The aim of this study is to examine children’s imagining levels in sports in terms of different variables. The study was conducted on 230 students, 97 girls and 133 boys, who were educated in the 7th and 8th grades of the Ziyaeddin Fahri F?nd?ko?lu Secondary School in Erzurum province in 2017-2018 academic year and voluntarily participated in the research. In the study, “The Sport Imagery Questionnaire" was used which was developed by Hall, Munroe-Chandler, Fishburne and Hall (2009) and adapted to Turkish by Kafkas (2011) and analyzed for reliability and validity in order to examine the students' imagining levels. In the analysis of the data, SPSS 25 package program was used. Frequency analysis was used to determine demographic characteristics, and T test was used to examine the relationship between two independent variables and imagining levels on sport and analysis of variance was used to examine the relationship between more than two variables and imagining levels on sport. According to the findings, it was found that there was a significant difference between the levels of students' imagining on sport and gender, sport interests, weekly average sports making times, and whether the physical education and sports lessons in school were adequate. There was no significant difference between the variables of classroom level, family structure, sport types and sporting activities. In the research, it was found that there was a difference between the gender of the students and the mean scores of the general cognitive sub-scale, and it was found that the mean score of the boys was higher than the mean score of the girls. In addition, the scores of students who interest in sports for 6 hours or more were found to be significantly higher than the scores of students who interest in sports for 2 hours or less. In the study, it is thought that physical education and sport, which should be considered as a part of life, will positively affect students imagination levels and physical, psychological and psychological development.