Comparison of leadership levels of students at the faculty of sport sciences and other faculties

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Atan T., Ünver Ş., Kaplan A., İSLAMOĞLU İ., Demir G.

Universal Journal of Educational Research, vol.6, no.6, pp.1313-1316, 2018 (Scopus) identifier


Leadership has a great significance in creating high performance and building team loyalty in sport. The purpose of this study is to compare the leadership levels of students studying at the Faculty of Sports Sciences and other faculties. In addition, leadership qualities were examined in terms of the variables of gender and place of stay. A total of 200 students studying at the Faculty of Sports Sciences (n=100; age 21.75±1.99 years) and other faculties (n=100 age; 20.49±1.52 years) participated in this study voluntarily. “Leadership Orientations Questionnaire” developed by Bolman and Deal [1] and adapted into Turkish by Dereli [2] to assess the leadership qualities of students was used as data collection tool. In the sub-dimensions of structural, transformational and charismatic leadership, the scores of faculty of sport sciences students were found to be significantly higher than the scores of the students in other faculties (p<0.01). The average scores of men were found to be higher than those of women in the sub-dimensions of transformational and charismatic leadership (p<0.05). It was concluded that the students studying at the Faculty of Sport Sciences had higher leadership qualities, with men having better leadership qualities.