Investigation of Accidents and First Aid Incidents In-Class and Out-of-Class Activities of Physical Education and Sport Lessons
Gül Polat Günata, Mehmet Güllü
This study is a descriptive type of research to examine the accidents, sports injuries, and other incidents that physical education teachers working in primary school and high school had encountered (during their school hours at school, physical education lessons, training sessions, inter-school competitions) and their first aid interventions against those incidents. The research is a qualitative research type and case study design was used. 39 Physical Education teachers working in Malatya constitute the sample of the research. Semi-structured interview form was used to collect data. Content analysis and descriptive analysis techniques were used in data analysis. As a result of interviews with physical education teachers, 5 main themes were determined. It is found that the first theme is "injury types", the second theme is "injury areas", the third theme is "causes of injury", the fourth theme is "first aid interventions" and the fifth theme is "teachers' first aid knowledge level". As a result, accidents in and out of physical education classes are frequently experienced in schools. It has been determined that physical education teachers' first aid knowledge level is insufficient.
Keywords: Sports Injuries, Physical Education Lesson, Teacher, First Aid