Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2009

Full Length Research Paper

Levels of job satisfaction of coaches providing education to mentally retarded children in Turkey

Ekrem Levent Ä°lhan
School of Physical Education and Sports, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 August 2012
  •  Published: 12 September 2012



The purpose of this research is to determine the levels of job satisfaction of sports coaches who are providing education to mentally retarded children and to examine as well as their job satisfaction according to different variables. Survey method was preferred as the data collection tool and “Minnesota Satisfaction Inventory” -developed by Weiss, Dawis, England, Lofquist and Turkish validity and reliability tests performed by Baycan and socio-demographic data collection form were used. Thirty four (34) female, 53 male, total of 87 coaches participated in the research on a voluntary basis from different branches (gymnastics, athletics, table tennis and swimming). For the data analysis; “independent-samples t test” and “one-way ANOVA” test were used. As a result of the research, it is possible to say that the coaches have high levels of job satisfaction. In addition, it is also concluded that the levels of job satisfaction of coaches did not vary according to the variables of gender, age, marital status, primary profession, professional publications, professional experience and financial situation.


Key words: Coaching, job satisfaction, mentally retarded children, sports