Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2008

Full Length Research Paper

The effects of gender of private sports establishment administrators on job satisfaction: A case of Istanbul

Mustafa Erol
  • Mustafa Erol
  • Bogazici Univerversity, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Istanbul Turkey.
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  •  Received: 27 April 2015
  •  Accepted: 02 July 2015
  •  Published: 10 July 2015


This study aims to indicate whether work satisfaction varies according to gender, the job itself and factors of human resources. To evaluate reassurence related with their jobs, a short version of ‘Minnesota Jobs Satisfactıon’’ survey was carried out with 32 men and 18 women who work at private sporting establishments in Anatolian side of Istanbul. Besides the average satisfaction scores of the managers involved in the survey, the factors of human resources management and satisfaction scores related to professional activities were evaluated. Human resource management has five factors: ‘organization and labor relations’, ‘motivation and constitution of proper job environment’, ‘career planning’, ‘achievement valuation’ and ‘wages’. The frequency analysis of these five factors and general satisfaction of sporting managers was calculated. An assessment was done to know if there is diversity between their average scores based on gender. After evaluation of data with Spss programme, frequency analysis and average score calculation were done. The differences among satisfaction level rate according to gender groups were analysed with Kruskal Wallis test, one of the non parametric tests with 0.05 significance level. According to our research, the scores from the highest to the lowest are thus: 4.52 for organization and labor relations, 4.38 for constitution of proper job environment, 3.98 for achievement valuation, 3.68 for general job satisfacion, 2.99 for career planning and 2.82 for wages. A significant difference between gender and average rates of job satisfaction was observed (p>0.05).

Key words: Sport facility, organization, management, human resource management, labor relations.