The effect of professionalism on team athletes' tendency of violence
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Keywords:Professionalism, team athletes, tendency of violence
Today, professionalization is mandatory for sports, like all fields. However, it is claimed that ethical problems increase for professional sports that take place in different environments compared to recreational sports. For this reason, it becomes important to examine the possible effects of the professionalization of sports on the ethical values of sports and athletes. In this context, the aim of the research is to examine the effect of professionalism on the tendency to violence in team athletes. The data used in the research were obtained from 254 (100 female, 154 male) team athletes who formed the study group on a voluntary basis based on easily accessible sampling method. The data used in this descriptive study, which was conducted in the screening model, were obtained through the “Professionalism Scale for Athletes” and the “Scale of Violence in Team Sports”. According to the results obtained, it was determined that athlete professionalism and violence tendencies were negatively related, and athlete professionalism predicted emotional, physical, and verbal violence tendencies negatively. In line with this result, it can be commented that the increased perception of athlete professionalism and the tendency to emotional, physical, and verbal violence can be reduced.
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