Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

Comparison of the physical education and sports school students’ multiple intelligence areas according to demographic features

Cem Sinan Aslan
  • Cem Sinan Aslan
  • The School of Physical Education and Sports, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 15 March 2016
  •  Accepted: 30 September 2016
  •  Published: 10 October 2016


The aim of this study is to compare the multiple intelligence areas of a group of physical education and sports students according to their demographic features.  In the study, “Multiple Intelligence Scale”, consisting of 27 items, whose Turkish validity and reliability study have been done by Babacan (2012) and which is originally owned by McClellan and Conti (2008) has been used as the data collection tool. Moreover, together with the scale, students have been asked for fulfilling another information form of 10 items which are aimed at revealing their demographic structures. Scale has been applied to 285 students of 113 females and 172 males. Obtained data has been downloaded into SPSS (Ver. 22), a statistical packet program, and then evaluated.  During the evaluation process, frequency and percentage values, ANOVA and Student-t test statistical methods have been used. Level of Alpha was set as 0.05 for statistical significance. Average age value of the participants is 21.37 ± 2.39 year, which is shared between the female and male as 20.67 ± 1.96 and 21.84 ± 2.54, respectively. In conclusion, there has been significant differences found among the intelligence areas according to the variables of gender, hometown and income level whereas, there haven’t been any differences according to the variables of the colleges they graduated from, their grades in the school of physical education and sports, the educational level of their parents, being a licensed sportsman and training age.  

Key words: Multiple intelligence, demographic features, physical education, sports.