For athletes to exhibit a high level of performance, they should be at a certain assertiveness level. Athletes with low assertiveness levels can be observed to have low performance. This directly affects success. Based on this thought, in our study, it was aimed to investigate the assertiveness level of male volleyball players who play in school sports. The population of the study consisted of athletes who participated in volleyball competitions in school sports in the city of Elazığ in the 2018-2019 education period. The sample of the study consisted of 161 randomly chosen male volleyball players who played at the level of secondary education. In order to determine the demographic information of the participants in the study, a personal information form (age, grade, years of playing in the school team, parents’ education levels and the existence of other athletes in the family) was used. To determine the assertiveness levels, the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule, which was adopted in Turkey by Voltan (1980), was used. The Rathus Assertiveness Schedule includes 30 items. In the data analysis and the calculation of the obtained results, SPSS 22.0 statistics package software was used and the level of significance was regarded as p<0.05. As a results of the study, it was discovered that there was no statistically significant difference in the assertiveness levels of the athletes in terms of the variables of age, existence of other athletes in the family and parent’ education levels of male athletes who participated in volleyball competitions in school sports at the level of secondary education. In the evaluation of the grade variable of athletes and mean assertiveness levels, a significant difference was determined. It was determined that the male athletes who participate in volleyball competitions had high assertiveness levels above the average with a mean score of 102.38.
Athlete, Volleyball, Assertiveness, Secondary Education
|Yazar:||Eyyup NACAR - - Atalay GACAR – Ömer Faruk TUTAR|