Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1906

Full Length Research Paper

The relationship between perceived manager support and work commitments of sports instructors

Nedim Malkoc
  • Nedim Malkoc
  • Exercise and Sports Department, Health Science University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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Suzan Dal
  • Suzan Dal
  • Sports Science Faculty, Istanbul Cerrahpasa University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 23 May 2020
  •  Accepted: 01 July 2020
  •  Published: 31 July 2020


The aim of this study is to investigate the perceived role of supervisor support in predicting the work engagement levels of instructors working in sports venues. Sample of this study consists of a total of 254 instructors, 88 males and 166 females, age ranged 22 to 63, and working in various sports venues. Personal information form, perceived supervisor support and work engagement scale applied to the individuals in the sample group. This study was designed based on the screening model. To compare variables in the data obtained from the questionnaires applied on trainers, percentage, frequency, correlation, regression, t-test and analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used. In accordance with the analysis result, supervisor support was found to be an effective factor on work engagement. The results of the research revealed that the perceived supervisor support decreased as the trainers' level of education increased. However, it has been found that female trainers benefit from supervisor support in the workplace more than men and focus more on their jobs.


Key words: Sports instructors, work engagement, sport venues, quantitative study.