Abstract


ATTITUDE TOWARDS FOOTBALL AND MEANING OF LIFE: RESEARCH ON PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR FOOTBALL PLAYER

Football has a magical power that manages to gather millions of people under the same roof and in front of the same screen at the same time. This magical power has taken an important and meaningful place in the lives of many people. The aim of this research is to examine the relationship between the attitude towards football and the meaning of life. A total of 455 licensed football players, 341 amateur and 114 professional, participated in the study (Age M=21.05 ± SD= 6.67, N= 110 females, 345 males). Ethics committee approval was obtained for the research. The attitude scale towards football developed by Öncü and Güven (2011) and the meaning of life scale and personal information form developed by Demirdağ and Kalafat (2015) were used to collect the research data. In addition to descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analyzes are included in the relational model. Findings; It has been determined that individual effects, social interaction and performance dimensions, which are sub-dimensions of the scale of attitude towards football, are in positive relations with the meaning of life scale. As a result; It can be said that the attitude towards football has a significant positive contribution to the meaning of life; the meaning of life will be positively affected as individual effects and social interaction, which are sub-dimensions of attitude towards football, develop.



Keywords

Keywords: Football players, attitude towards football, the meaning of life. Amateur players, Professional players.


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