Educational Research and Reviews

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

Full Length Research Paper

Social, mental, academic and physical development in groups doing sports

Kazim NAS, Veysel TEMEL*, Selahattin AKPINAR and Öznur AKPINAR
Physical Education and Sports High School, University of Karamanoglu Mehmetbey, Karaman, Turkey
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 05 September 2012
  •  Published: 23 October 2012



The aim of this study is to show whether sport has an effect on education/ academic success and social, mental and physical development or not. The search involves 160 students studying at Physical Education and Sports High School at KaramanoÄŸlu Mehmetbey University. Graded quintet likert type questionnaire was used as a measuring means. The first part of the questionnaire consists of demographic features and the second part was developed by Aksoy and adapted by a researcher. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to measure all tests. Alpha coefficient was checked and found to be 78% for reliability. Frequency analysis and one way variance analysis were used for measuring students’ answers realized from the questions given. According to the results of this study, it can be said that there is an effect of sport on education. Besides, there is a statistical difference in terms of academic learning, social, mental and physical developments.


Key words: Sport, education, physical, social, academic and mental development