Levels of social integration of athletes: an analysis multivariable

Deryahanoglu G., Yetim A., Ozal M. B.

APUNTES UNIVERSITARIOS, vol.11, no.4, pp.369-382, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17162/au.v11i4.818
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Fuente Academica Plus, EBSCO Education Source, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-382
  • Keywords: Sports, Athletes, Sociology, Social Integration, Relations in group, SPORTS, PARTICIPATION, PEOPLE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of the present study is to investigate the social integration dimensions of athletes in terms of different variables. A total of 213 athletes voluntarily participated in the study, and data collection tools included personal information form to elicit demographic information and the "Social Integration in Sports Scale", the validity and reliability study of which was approved by Cronbach's Alpha = 0.96). In the analysis of the data obtained, SPSS 22.0 package program was used, and Mann-Whitney U Test and Kruskal-Wallis Test were performed. As a result of the analysis, in general a significant difference was found in terms of the emotional development, physical development, development of relations in group, social development and national cultural development of athletes according to different demographic characteristics (p<0.05). Consequently, when the analyses performed and the relevant literature are examined, it can be stated that doing sports has positive effects on the social integration levels of individuals.