i-manager's Journal on Educational Psychology (JPSY)


Volume 13 Issue 4 February - April 2020

Research Paper

Being a Woman Academician and Spouse Support

Senay Sezgin Nartgun* , Emine Tunc**, Elif Ergun***
*,*** Department of Educational Management and Supervision, Faculty of Education, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey.
** Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance, Faculty of Education, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey.
Nartgun, S. S., Tunc, E., & Ergün, E. (2020). Being a Woman Academician and Spouse Support. i-manager's Journal on Educational Psychology, 13(4), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.13.4.17080

Abstract

This study aims to articulate the views of women academicians regarding the difficulties of being a woman academician and the support of a spouse. The research was conducted with case study design. Twenty married women academicians participated in the study. The results of the study demonstrate that women academicians experience societal, family and gender related problems in academia. Women academicians' perceptions regarding instrumental support, social companionship support and emotional support are almost at the same level no matter what their spouse's profession is. Considering instrumental support, women whose husbands are not academician receive more support in household chores. With regard to esteem support, the women whose husbands are academicians indicated that they all receive that support whereas some women whose husbands are from other professions emphasized that they do not receive esteem support satisfyingly. Concerning informational support, women whose husbands are academicians have more advantages and they receive wider range of support compared to others.

Research Paper

Association between Muscle Dysmorphia and Childhood Abuse and Neglect in Male Recreational Bodybuilders

Emre Ozan Tingaz *
Department of Physical Education and Sports Teaching, Sport Sciences Faculty at Gazi University, Ankara and Department of Psychology, Institute of Social Sciences, Cag University, Mersin, Turkey.
Tingaz, E. O. (2020). Association between Muscle Dysmorphia and Childhood Abuse and Neglect in Male Recreational Bodybuilders. i-manager's Journal on Educational Psychology, 13(4), 19-24. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.13.4.17048

Abstract

It was sought to the association between muscle dysmorphia and childhood abuse and neglect in male recreational bodybuilders between 18 and 53 years old (Mage = 28.17 years, SD = 8.66) were recruited from two different gyms in age Ankara, Turkey. All participants completed a demographic questionnaire in addition to the Muscle Dysmorphia Inventory and the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire. A significant correlation was found between Emotional Abuse and Functional Impairment (r=.24, p<.05), Appearance Intolerance (r=.19, p<.05), Muscle Dysmorphia (r=.24, p<.05). In addition, there was a significant correlation between Emotional Neglect and Appearance Intolerance (r=.22, p<.05), Muscle Dysmorphia (r=.23, p<.05). Childhood abuse and neglect were correlated with Functional Impairment (r=.21, p<.05), Appearance Intolerance (r=.17, p<.05), and Muscle Dysmorphia (r=.18, p<.05). Consequently, there is a positive correlation between muscle dysmorphia and childhood abuse and neglect in male recreational bodybuilders.

Research Paper

Sportspersonship Coaching Behaviours from Youth Athletes’ Perspective

Tolga Sinoforoglu* , Gulfem Sezen-Balcikanli**
* Department of Sport Sciences, Kutahya Dumlupinar University, Turkey.
** Department of Sports Sciences, Gazi University, Turkey.
Sinoforoglu, T., & Sezen-Balcikanli, G. (2020). Sportspersonship Coaching Behaviours from Youth Athletes’ Perspective. i-manager's Journal on Educational Psychology, 13(4), 25-33. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.13.4.16947

Abstract

The purpose of the current study is to evaluate sportspersonship coaching behaviors from youth athletes' perspective. In this sense, the research group comprised a total of 394 youth athletes,161 girls (40.9%) and 233 boys (59.1%) between the ages of 11-17. Sportspersonship Coaching Behaviors Scale (SCBS) was used as a data collection tool in the study. The analysis of the data obtained in the statistical methods used to define percentages and frequencies was used to determine the distribution of participants' personal information, and to determine whether the data controlled the normal distribution curve and kurtosis values of the data. Additionally the Kolmogorov Smirnov test was used. As a result of the investigation, it was found that the data had a normal distribution. Besides the descriptive statistical models, t-test, ANOVA,Tukey HSD multiple comparison test methods were used in the statistical analysis of the data (α= 0.05). In light of the findings, the highest mean was found for the sub-dimension of the "expectation toward sportsmanship". The subdimension of “winning comes before sportsmanship” has the lowest mean value. In addition, when there is a comparison in terms of genders, the results differ in favour of girls and another difference between the children attending to state school and private school was in favour of children attending private school. As a result, it can be concluded that the sportsmanship coaching behaviors vary depending on gender, age, the duration of the particular sport and type of school.

Research Paper

The Relationship between Cultural Intelligence and Language Learning Motivation

Furkan Canbay*
School of Foreign Languages, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
Canbay, F. (2020). The Relationship between Cultural Intelligence and Language Learning Motivation. i-manager's Journal on Educational Psychology, 13(4), 34-43. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.13.4.17003

Abstract

The research aims to investigate the relationship between cultural intelligence and language learning motivation. It looked at the effects of personal features and language use of participants on their cultural intelligence and language learning motivation. It was a quantitative study and carried out at a state university in Turkey. The study sample consisted of 96 preparatory class students. The data were collected through Personal Information Form, Cultural Intelligence Scale and Language Learning Motivation Scale. Visiting foreign internet sites, scores gained from English midterm exam, their willingness to read a novel written in English and their willingness to go abroad to improve English proficiency had a positive influence on language learning motivation. Visiting foreign internet sites was also effective on their levels of cultural intelligence. It was found that there was a high and positive correlation between cultural intelligence and language learning motivation. The findings of the current research may lead to practical implications in the search of a remedy for the motivation problem in language education. Intercultural exposure can be a way of enhancing motivation which has a multifaceted structure in its nature.

Research Paper

A Process to Empower and Change the Behavior of an Aggressive Child: Luna's Story

Gila Cohen Zilka*
Department for Teaching Social Science and Communication, Bar-Ilan University and Achva Academic College, Israel.
Zilka, G. C. (2020). A Process to Empower and Change the Behavior of an Aggressive Child: Luna's Story. i-manager's Journal on Educational Psychology, 13(4), 44-57. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.13.4.17064

Abstract

Aggressive behavior of children can take place in face-to-face encounters and in a wide range of encounters through social media, which exacerbating the difficulty experienced by those around the aggressive children. It is important to cultivate and empower emotional social skills in aggressive children. In this study, we present the story of Luna, a 14-yearold girl who was assessed as an aggressive child. The aim of this qualitative and narrative study was to document the process that Luna experienced while developing non-aggressiveways of coping. Fifty meetings between Luna and her mentor were captured on video. After each meeting, a narrative analysis of the video was performed, documented the encounter, and an interview was conducted with the mentor to achieve in-depth understanding. Luna has learned techniques for building alternative behaviors for those who have led to problematic situations, and will develop different scenarios and solutions to the situations she encounters. She learned to observe the behavior she chose and the sequence of events following that behavior; to delay her response to events, to plan her actions before choosing a response; to express her desires clearly; to share with others; to ask for help; to strive to choose words that explain, describe, and bring closer, rather than words that create distance.

Research Paper

Thinking Styles and Decision Making Ability of XI Grade Students

P. Vel Murugan* , J. Vinoth**
*, ** Bishop Agniswamy College of Education, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.
Murugan, P. V., & Vinoth, J. (2020). Thinking Styles and Decision Making Ability of XI Grade Students. i-manager's Journal on Educational Psychology, 13(4), 58-63. https://doi.org/10.26634/jpsy.13.4.17050

Abstract

Thinking is one of the factors of decision making. When the factor is in positive way it will lead the students towards better decision making. The main objective of this study is to find out the association between thinking styles and decision making ability of XI grade students. Thinking Style Inventory constructed by Sternberg (2007) and Decision Making Ability Scale developed by the investigator (2015) are used to collect the relevant data. The sample consisted of 250 XI grade students of whom 106 are male and 144 are female. The data are analyzed using 't' test and chi-square test. The result indicates that there is no significant association between thinking styles and decision making ability of XI grade students.