Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1941

Full Length Research Paper

Examining the attitudes and usage levels of coaches towards technology in terms of athlete education

Bilal BICER
  • Bilal BICER
  • Department of Coaching Education, School of Physical Education and Sport, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey.
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Muzaffer Emir ORAK
  • Muzaffer Emir ORAK
  • Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Science, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey.
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Hanifi UZUM
  • Hanifi UZUM
  • Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Science, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 19 November 2021
  •  Accepted: 11 January 2022
  •  Published: 31 January 2022

Abstract

Today, science and technological developments play a role in the field of sports, as in all domains of life. For this reason, coaches may use technology to improve the technical, tactical, condition, and psychological performance of their athletes. Besides, pandemic conditions such as COVID-19 bring about this obligation. The aim of the present study was to examine the attitudes and levels of use of technology by coaches working in individual and team sports in terms of athlete education. The study group consisted of 205 people accessed by convenience sampling method. The data collection tool, “Teacher Technology Acceptance Measure: T-TAM,” which consists of 38 items and 11 sub-dimensions and has a reliability coefficient of α=0.94 for this study, developed by Ursavas et al. was used by participants using an online questionnaire. The data showed normal distribution, analyses were made using parametric tests. According to the results, it can be suggested that 3rd level coaches use technology more widely in training and competitions than their 1st and 2nd level colleagues. Additionally, there is a statistical difference in the sub-dimensions of compatibility and subjective norms in favor of male coaches compared to female colleagues. Consequently, it can be claim that the coaches have a positive attitude towards using technology and try to use it at the highest level.

 

Key words: Coach, technology, attitude, COVID-19.