The relationship between attitude towards sports and bodily-kinesthetic intelligence in university students of sport science

  • Ç.V. Koçak Faculty of Sport Sciences, Department of Physical Education and Sport Education, Hitit University
Keywords: Multiple intelligence, attitude, sport, athlete, university students, physical education, sport science


Purpose : Studies on the relationship between university students' attitudes towards sports and bodily kinesthetic intelligence have not been reached in the literature. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the attitudes towards sport and bodily-kinesthetic intelligence levels of university students who studying in the sport science. Material : The study group is consisted 268 [n=107 - female, n=161 - male] students. The mean of the age of participants was 21.4 year [± 3.2]. Data was collected by personal information form, Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes Towards Sport Scale and the subscale of Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence of Multiple Intelligence Survey. SPSS 22 program was used in the analysis of the obtained data and Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was applied to determine whether the data showed normal distribution and the significance level was accepted as 0.05 in the analyses. Data were not normally distributed. Mann-Whitney U test was used to analyze the data of gender and regularly exercise variable. Kruskal-Wallis test was used to analyze the age, university, department, and welfare level. Mann Whitney U test was used to determine the significant difference. Spearman Correlation test was applied to determine the relationship between the attitudes towards sport and bodily-kinesthetic intelligence. Results : As a result of the research, a high level of significant correlation was found between attitudes towards sports and bodily-kinesthetic intelligence. Also, a significant difference was found between regularly exercise and welfare levels [p<0.05]. There was no significant difference in gender, age, university and department variables [p>0.05]. Conclusions : The level of participating in sports and the level of welfare supports the attitude towards sports and the developing of bodily-kinesthetic intelligence. Likewise, as the attitude towards sports increases positively, bodily kinesthetic intelligence also increases positively.


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Ç.V. Koçak, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Department of Physical Education and Sport Education, Hitit University; Kuzey Kampüsü, Çevreyolu Bulvarı, 19100, Çorum, Turkey


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How to Cite
Koçak Ç.V. The relationship between attitude towards sports and bodily-kinesthetic intelligence in university students of sport science. Physical education of students. 2019;23(3):147-54.