Examination of group cohesiveness levels and goal orientations of basketball players

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ERPA International Congresses on Education (ERPA), Budapest, Hungary, 18 - 21 May 2017, vol.37 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 37
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/shsconf/20173701041
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


This research intends to examine goal orientation and group cohesiveness levels of basketball players. 243 mature players who play in the leagues of Turkish Basketball Federation in 20162017 season participated the study. "Task and Ego Orientation in Sports" and "Group Cohesiveness" questionnaires are used in study. While frequency, arithmetic mean and standard deviation is used for the analysis of data, T-Test, One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Post-Hoc test statistics (Tukey HSD) are used for independent samples. Depending on the variables of gender and educational background of players, a significant difference is identified in sub-dimension of Task Attraction of Group and a low-level negatively significant difference is identified between Ego Orientation in terms of age and sportive age. Significant differences are identified between the Perception of Team Success and sub-dimensions of Social Integration of Group and Social Attraction of Group. No statistically significant difference can be found for the variable of time spent in team in terms of group cohesiveness and goal orientation.