The objective of this research is to examine and analyze the class management profiles of 3rd and 4th grade students of Physical Education and SportsTeaching Departments of universities in Turkey based on gender, grade level and university. The research population comprised 375 students (170 females and 205 males) of Physical Education and Sports Teaching departments in Gazi University, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Kocaeli University, Sakarya University, and AnadoluUniversity. The “Class Management Profile Scale (CMPS)”, which was developed by Kris (1996) and adapted into Turkish by Ekici, was used as the data collection tool. In the data analysis, the T test and One-Way analysis of variance were performed on the independent groups for determining whether or not the scale in general and its sub-dimensions showed any significant difference according to gender, class level, and the university. According to the results of the research, it was determined that the average of the idle class management profiles of the male students proved to be significantly higher than those of the female students, and that 3rd grade students had a more authoritative class management profile than 4th grade students.
Key words: Class management, Class management profile, physical education and Sports Teaching.
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