Author(s): Hasan ?AHAN, Mevlüt GÖNEN
This study has been carried out in order to observe the Communication Skills and Assertiveness Levels of the Students who are enrolled at the Akdeniz University - Physical Education Department and Higher School of Sports. The quota sample of the research was comprised of students enrolled in the Physical Education Department and Higher Schools of Sports in Akdeniz University – Higher School of Physical Education and Sports. The sample was driven from the students who are enrolled to the Physical Education Branch and Higher School of Sports which reports to the Akdeniz University during the academic year of 2013-2014. A total of 420 students, 229 female and 191 male students, enrolled in different classes at the Teacher School of Physical Education and Sports, Sport Administrator, Sportive Coach Training and Recreation Departments, participated in the research. The survey method was used during the research. Rathus Assertiveness Inventory (1973), developed by Spencer Rathus and translated into the Turkish language by Nilüfer Voltan Acar, was used to collect data on which validity and reliability studies were performed. The Communication Skills Evaluation Scale (CSES), developed by Korkut (1996) in order to evaluate the perceived assertiveness skills of the teacher candidates was adopted and applied to the university students. Consequently, parallel to the findings obtained, regarding the assertiveness levels of the Physical Education and Sports Higher School Students, statistically significant correlations were also observed between the assertiveness levels of the students and their inherent variables including gender, age, parent’s education levels, place of residence, frequency of doing sports, type of sport, income level and their field of interest. When they were investigated for their communication skills, statistically significant correlations were observed between age, parent’s education levels, place of residence, type of sport, team or individual sportive activity condition, income level and field of interest variables.