Investigation of concerns of athlete students in athlete training centers for the future
Bilal ÇAĞLAYAN, Şükrü YILMAZ
Journal Title:INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RECREATION AND SPORT SCIENCE
In Athlete Training Centers, the General Directorate of Sports is responsible for not only sports education of the students at different ages between the 5th and 12th grades but also for their formal education. It is important to identify and monitor potential concerns of all these athlete students, who are at a stage of shaping their future life and planning their professional career, for the future regardless of whether they are successful in sports or not, and to guide them in their career planning. The aim of the present study is to determine concerns of athlete students in athlete training centers (ATCs) for the future and reveal their thoughts about career planning. The universe of the study was 668 high school athlete students in ATCs. “Personal Information Form” and “Career Planning Questionnaire” developed by the authors, and “Beck Hopelessness Scale”, which was developed by Beck et al. and validity and reliability of which in our country was demonstrated by Seber et al. (1993) were used for collecting the study data. SPSS 22.0 software was used for calculations of the data and Chi-square test was employed to find the frequency and percentage distributions as well as the relationships between the questions. The study demonstrates that hope levels of athlete students for the future are high, guidance and counseling services provided at ATCs are guiding them in planning their future, but most of these athlete students are uncertain about what to do after they leave ATCs.