The Effect of Verbal Feedback in Ten-Week Training on Life Satisfaction
M. Toprak Keskin, Turhan Toros
The aim of this study is to examine the effect of verbal feedback given to athletes during training on life satisfaction. A research was conducted with a total of 50 students in two groups showing similarities in terms of some variables. The average age of the research group is (22.17 ± 1.34) for the experimental group and (22.89 ± 1.28) for the control group. The Life Satisfaction Scale, developed by Diener et al. (1985) and adapted into Turkish by Yetim (1991), was used as data collection tools. In the data analysis, the Shapiro-Wilk test was used to determine whether the scores show normal distribution or not. The Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test was used to determine the difference between the pre-test and post-test scores of the groups. In the study, 0.05 was used in statistical processes as the level of significance. According to the research findings, there was no significant difference between the experimental group pre-test and post-test life satisfaction values (p> 0.05). The Mann-Whitney U test was used to determine the differences between experimental and control groups.
As a result, it was seen that verbal feedback given during ten weeks of training had a positive effect on life satisfaction.
Keywords: Basketball, Feedback, Verbal Feedback, Life Satisfaction.