Abstract


A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SENSATION-SEEKING AND LEISURE SATISFACTION AMONG CYCLING ATHLETES: A CASE STUDY OF THE CYCLING FESTIVAL

This study was conducted to examine the relationship between sensation seeking and leisure satisfaction in cyclists. The study group consists of a total of 80 participants, 66 men and 16 women, selected by simple random sampling method participating in the Şırnak Cycling Festival. The model of the study was designed according to the relational survey model, which is one of the survey models. Personal information form developed by the researchers, "Sensation Seeking Scale (HAS)", and "Leisure Satisfaction Scale" LSS" were applied to the participants participating in the research. Whether the data met the prerequisites of parametric tests by examining the results of Skewness and Kurtosis (normal distribution of the data) was analysed. Normality analysis of study data was conducted and it was observed that skewness and kurtosis values were found to range between +2 and -2. As the data show normal distribution, percentage and frequency were used as a statistical method in the analysis of the obtained data, t-test was used to compare two groups, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to compare groups, and correlation analysis was used to determine the relationships between sub-dimensions. In line with the findings, there was no statistically significant difference between the sub-dimensions of sensation seeking and leisure satisfaction according to gender. According to the educational status variable, no statistical difference was found in sensation seeking and leisure satisfaction. No difference was found according to the experience of cycling by year. Significant differences were found on age and marital status variables according to the sensation seeking levels and leisure satisfaction of cyclists. In addition, it was observed that there was a positive and significant relationship between the sub-dimensions of sensation seeking and leisure satisfaction after activity. It is thought that sensation seeking and leisure satisfaction created by cycling activities on cyclists will make positive contributions both individually and socially.



Keywords

Cycling, recreation, sensation seeking, leisure satisfaction


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