Author(s): Merve Nur ALMAK Mehmet EB?

The aim of this study is to determine empathy tendencies of National Volleyball Referees. 371 national volleyball refrees working at around the different cities of Turkey are included in this research. Data were collected with top Empathic Tendency Scale Ver. Student t test, one-way anova and LSD tests were used to evaluate the data.There was no significant difference between empathic tendency scores according to gender, age and educational status of the participating referees (p> 0.05). Empathy tendency score of the referees dealing with sports was significantly higher than those not dealing with sports (p 0.05).It was concluded that the volleyball referees had similar empathic tendencies according to gender and educational status, and changed according to refereeing year and refereeing level. In order to increase the empathy levels of volleyball referees, it is recommended to be selected from people who are engaged in a sport branch and to take part in different organizations during the arbitration process.


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