Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1874

Full Length Research Paper

Examination of intrinsic motivation, and job satisfaction of physical education and other branch teachers

Elif Karagün
  • Elif Karagün
  • Department of Recreation, Sport Sciences Faculty, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey.
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Zekiye Dilay Ekiz
  • Zekiye Dilay Ekiz
  • Department of Recreation, Sport Sciences Faculty, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 30 July 2020
  •  Accepted: 05 October 2020
  •  Published: 31 October 2020

Abstract

The goal of this study is to determine the level of job satisfaction, and intrinsic motivation of physical education teachers, and other branch teachers. It also aims to assess whether the teachers’ participation in an event during their free time varies based on gender, age, marital status, having children, year of study, and type of school attended. After obtaining research permits, teachers were informed about the research in the schools located in Kocaeli Central District. The Minnesota job satisfaction scale and intrinsic motivation scale were applied to 362 teachers who wished to participate voluntarily. Since the data showed normal distribution when analyzed in the SPSS 21.00 packet program, T test was used for independent groups for binary cluster comparisons, and variance analysis for more than two groups (one-way ANOVA). The direction of the inter-scale relationship was tested by Pearson correlation analysis. Margin of error is 0.05. As a result, when examined according to the branch, significant differences in intrinsic motivation, and job satisfaction scores were determined in favor of physical education teachers. In terms of the type of school, intrinsic motivation scores were found to be significant in favor of teachers working in secondary school.

 

Key words: Free time activity, job satisfaction, intrinsic motivation, branch teacher, physical education teacher.