Davut Atilgan, Mustafa Çilkiz, Mehmet Yaşar Uçarer
This study aims to examine the relationship between the risk assessment perception levels of field hockey and soccer student-athletes and their sport commitment and whether there is a difference in terms of some demographic variables. The athletes were asked to assess the risks faces in sport organizations. This quantitative study was carried out in a relational survey model. The research sample is comprised of 282 participants, 143 of whom are field hockey players and 139 of whom are soccer players from Turkey. The data of the research were analysed using Jamovi 1.6.12 statistical software program. As a result of the research, it was observed that the risk assessment levels of the participants were in the moderate-risk score range, and their sport commitment scores were high. It was determined that there were significant differences in terms of demographic variables in the scores of the participants' risk assessment scale and its dimensions and their sport commitment. The dimension of competition, which is one of the independent variables, had a low and negative relationship with participants' sport commitment and was a significant predictor of sport commitment. The risk assessment perceptions and sport commitment levels of the athletes were determined. Findings reveal that risks can be eliminated or minimized.
Key Words: Field hockey, Soccer, Risk, Athlete, Sport Commitment.