The Investigation on Physical Education Teacher Candidate’s Resilience, Tenacity and Motivation Levels

İsmail ÇELİK

Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Ağrı-Turkey

Serkan T. AKA

Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Ağrı-Turkey


Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey


Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Ağrı-Turkey


Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University, Ağrı-Turkey


Keywords: Physical education, Resilience, Tenacity and motivation.


The main purpose of this study is to examine possible relationships between resilience, tenacity and motivation of physical education teacher candidates. In addition, resilience, tenacity and motivation levels were examined according to class and gender levels. Participants of the study are 154 PE students in Ağrı province. There are 50 female participants and 104 male students. The Resilience Scale adapted to Turkish by Sarıçam et al. (2012). The Tenacity Scale-Short Form adapted to Turkish by Sarıçam et al. (2016) Stability Scale and Personal Information Form were used. To analyze the data, t test, ANOVA, Pearson moment product correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were used. 99% p <.01 was taken as confidence interval in the study. According to research findings, there are statistically significant relationships in positive direction among the resilience, tenacity and motivation in the candidates of physical education teachers. When the resilience increases, tenacity and motivation levels also increase. According to gender and class level, resilience, tenacity and motivational stability do not differ statistically. The study can be expanded by adding different sections and classes.


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