An Analysis of Conflict Styles in Terms of Various Variables among Athletes Participated in Turkey Inter-Unıversities Wushu Championship

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Batman University, Batman, Turkey

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Batman University, Batman, Turkey


Keywords: Conflict, Athlete, Struggle athlete, University, Education, Coach


In this paper, the conflict styles of 288 athletes participated in Turkey Inter-Universities Wushu Championship in Antalya in the academic year 2017-2018 were evaluated. The research presents the significance for revealing the athletes’ conflict styles with their families, trainers and teammates and creating solutions. The questionnaire was used as a data collection tool in the research. This scale was adapted from the measurement used in the undergraduate students by Önder (2008). The athletes’ conflict styles were determined with their responses to the questions as (2,02±1,07) in the vertical conflict on average. In the horizontal conflict and vertical conflict sub-dimensions, the athletes were seen to experience less conflicts (1,90±,985). The significant differences were found between the vertical conflict and horizontal conflict sub-dimensions in the variables of age, educational back ground, undergraduate year and domicile. In accordance with the gender variable, a significant difference was found in the horizontal conflict sub-dimension. The female athletes were considered to experience horizontal conflicts less than the male ones among themselves. This paper has great importance since it keeps light on the managers and the athletes. In conclusion, the athletes participated in the vertical and horizontal conflict sub-dimensions less. This means that the athletes have positive approaches to conflicts, and that they are well-intentioned in conflict management. It is possible to say that conlicts are experienced less by them since sportive performance makes positive effects.


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