Examination of Cognitive Flexibility and Social Appearance Anxiety Levels of Physical Education and Primary School Teachers
- Sports management, Physical education, Cognitive flexibility, Social appearance anxiety.
The aim of this research study is to examine the cognitive flexibility and social appearance anxiety levels of physical education and sports teachers and primary school teachers. The study group consists of 160 participant (56 famele, 104 male) in total. Personal information form created by researchers and “Cognitive Flexibility Inventory” transcribed to Turkish by Gülüm and Dağ (2012) and “ Social Appearance Anxiety Scale, transcribed to Turkish by Doğan (2010) has been used as a data collector in the study.In the analysis of data, the T-test has been used in the comparison of quantitative continuous data between two independent groups and the One Way Anova test has been used in the comparison of quantitative continuous data between more than two independent groups. Scheffe test has been used as the completive post hoc analysis to determine the differences after the Anova test. Pearson correlation analysis was implemented among the continuous variables of the study. As a result of the study, there was a statistically significant difference between the levels of cognitive flexibility and ability to produce alternative solutions as well as between the cognitive flexibility overall scores and teaching experience (p<0.05). It was determined that there were statistically significant differences among the social appearance anxiety scores concerning gender, school, and teaching branch variables (p<0.05). It was determined that there was statistically no significant relationship between cognitive flexibility overall scores and social appearance anxiety levels (p>0.05).