Kürşat Yusuf Aytaç


The purpose of this study was to compare the multiple intelligence and sport performance of male and female taekwondo students of Turkish universities. In terms of the purpose of the research it is the applied one and in terms of the type of the method it is comparative and in terms of the method of data collection the research method is a survey one. The statistical population of the present study consisted of female and male Taekwondo students of Turkish universities, in number of 105. Because of the limited sample size of the research, total number (all) is used instead of sampling method. To collect the required data, Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Questionnaire (2004) and a researcher-made exercise performance questionnaire were used. The reliability of the questionnaire was confirmed by the professors. To determine the reliability, the Cronbach Alpha coefficient was used and the reliability coefficient of the multiple intelligence questionnaire was 0.81. SPSS software was used to analyze the data. To analyze data, T test with two independent groups and regression coefficient were used. According to the results, there is a significant difference between the mean scores of multiple intelligence level of male and female taekwondo students. And multiple intelligence and performance of male students are more than girls. The findings of the research showed that multiple intelligence has a significant positive effect on the athletic performance of male and female taekwondo students of Turkish universities.


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