Author(s): Sevim GÜLLܕ Süleyman ?AH?N

The concept of taking revenge, which is defined as persecuting someone owing to a prior wrong-doing, can influence individuals from various sides. Thus, considering its effects on the employees in an institution, the concept is of vital importance for both the functioning within the institution and individuals’ perspectives towards each other. In this sense, the aim of this study is to examine the revenge behaviors of trainers working at Provincial Directorate of Youth and Sports Services in Bursa. The sample of the study includes 86 trainers, 23 of whom are females while 63 of whom are males. The Vengeance Scale, which was developed by Stuckless and Goranson (1992) and adapted into Turkish by Sat?c?, Can and Ak?n (2012, 2015; cited by Nayir, 2015), was used as the data collection tool for this study. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test and ANOVA. The study results suggest a normal distribution across the data. There were no significant differences found between female and male trainers. Additionally, the employment position of trainers was found not to be meaningful in taking revenge. Following the general review of the findings, it was revealed that trainers are more disposed to take revenge rather than to be forgiveness. The most and least agreed scale items generally coincide with each other. In other words, trainers are not inclined to be forgiveness in situations in which they believe that they have been victimized, instead they do not intend to drop the subject without taking revenge. Trainers are in close relationships with sports and sportsmen, and they are one of the important figures providing guidance for sportsmen. The revenge inclinations of trainers do not conflict with the goals of sports. Thus, it is necessary to provide a reasonable and available background so that individuals can benefit from the social peace, solidarity and unity sports provide. The importance of the concept of fairplay should be emphasized in sports, which gains significance every passing day.


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