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A Qualitative View Into the Employment Problems of Sports Management Graduates in Turkey

Cenan ERUZUN, Yağmur KINALI, Esin Esra ERTURAN ÖĞÜT

Journal Title:INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RECREATION AND SPORT SCIENCE
Abstract


The aim of this study is to examine the employment problems of sports management in public sector. Firstly, instrument analysis was done and literature was reviewed. The dimensions of research were identified as personal development, universities and government. Interview technique was used as data collection tool in the study. Chained technique was used to determine interviewers and 13 interviews were done in total. Interviewers consist of sports experts and bureaucrats.  Recorded interviews were turned into text via decoding by researchers. Ethnographic content analysis was conducted to these texts. The findings of the study showed that it is really necessary to have personal development to get employed. According to this, improvement of administration and leading skills and having a good knowledge of sports field as well as education and personal development could catalyse employment. According to the findings, poor education, syllabus and quality of the academic in universities staff are among the problems. Additionally, the impact of government on employment shows up in the categories such as the problems of personnel selection and assignment, uncooperative of public institutions, lack of planning and policy. As a result, the employment problems of sports management graduates in public sector are evaluated as the problems such as lack of personal development, the quality of higher education and government based problems.

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