Investigation of physical education health and sport teachers' attitudes towards in-service training courses (Northern Cyprus example)


  • Deniz Erdağ Near East University, Faculty of Sport Sciences
  • Mustafa Behlül Near East University, Faculty of Sport Sciences
  • Salih Adakan



education, physical education, in service training, attitude scale


This study aimed to determine the attitudes of teachers who conduct physical education and sports lessons in TRNC towards in-service training activities. According to regional, gender, and experience variations according to districts, teacher competence evaluations for in-service training courses will be explored within the scope of the study. The data has been collected from 63 female and 128 males, total of 191 lecturers. In this research, personal information form, Attitude Scale Towards In-Service Training Activities Questionnaire designed by Karasolak et al. (2013) were used in order to collect physical education teacher attitudes. SPSS 26.0 software was used for statistical analysis of the results. If independent variable consists of two groups, The Mann-Whitney U test was used and if it consists of three or more groups the Kruskal-Wallis H test was used. The results obtained from this study revealed that physical education teachers have negative attitudes towards in-service training activities in terms of gender, age, education level, region, school level, length of service and finally feedback. Regarding in-service training activities in this context in terms of overall quality highlights the requirement of planning the activities in accordance with teachers' opinions and needs. It is considered that needs-based programs can alter negative attitudes of in-service training activities.