TURAN-SAM, no.48, pp.90-96, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
This field of activity has established close ties between people and sports activities, albeit in different ways, by involving the young and old people and the significant segment of the society in various roles such as athletes or fans. Thanks to sports activities, social and individual development of people has been contributed over time and the formation of common cultural values such as solidarity and tolerance has also been supported. It can be said that the biggest obstacle to the development of sports activities and their widespread spread among individuals in our age is fanaticism, which keeps sports away from common cultural values such as solidarity and tolerance. Taking excessive actions by providing excessive support against a thought, a person or an institution is defined as "Fanaticism". People who offer this disproportionate support and reflect it on their behavior are also described as 'Fanatic'. Undergraduate students studying at sports faculties, where today's youth will be tomorrow's elders, trainers, coaches and managers, where sports professionals are trained, are the main group that will ensure the healthy development and dissemination of sports in the future. For this reason, it is important to know the viewpoint of the sports faculty undergraduate students towards the phenomenon of fanaticism and their level of fanaticism. In this study, the fanaticism levels of undergraduate students of Gazi University sports faculty were determined and a comparison was made between departments.