The Investigation of the Self-Efficacy Levels of Camp Leaders Working in the Youth
- Self-efficiency, Self-efficacy, Level of self-efficacy, Youth camps, Camp leader, Ministry of youth and sports.
This study was conducted to investigate the self-efficacy (SE) levels of camp leaders working in the youth camps under the Ministry of Youth and Sports. While the population of this descriptive type cross-sectional study was constituted by 1217 active camp leaders working in the youth camps, the sample was constituted by 400 active camp leaders. The personal information and the questionnaire form which composed of SE scale adapted into Turkish by Gözüm and Aksayan (1999) were used as data collection tools. Pearson’s chi-square, independent-samples t-test and one-way ANOVA were used in the analysis of the data. Of the youth camp leaders 57.8% were over the age of 24, 64.0% were male, 47.3% of their parents graduated from regular high school, 85.3% had social security, 68.5% came from core family structure, and income of 53.8% of the camp leaders was equal to their expenses. The mothers of 52.8% and fathers of 42.5% of the camp leaders graduated from primary school. 75.3% of camp leaders have been working in youth camps for 0-4 years. It was determined that SE levels of the camp leaders were higher than the mean score and age, marital status, education level of the parents, income level of the family, duration of duty in the youth camp and status of doing sports were also the efficient factor. As a conclusion, it is advisable to organize activities and training programs to improve the SE levels of camp leaders.