Examination of intrinsic motivation, and job satisfaction of physical education and other branch teachers

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KARAGÜN E., Ekiz Z. D.

Educational Research and Reviews, vol.15, no.10, pp.632-638, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5897/err2020.4040
  • Journal Name: Educational Research and Reviews
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.632-638
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The goal of this study is to determine the level of job satisfaction, and intrinsic motivation of physical education teachers, and other branch teachers. It also aims to assess whether the teachers’ participation in an event during their free time varies based on gender, age, marital status, having children, year of study, and type of school attended. After obtaining research permits, teachers were informed about the research in the schools located in Kocaeli Central District. The Minnesota job satisfaction scale and intrinsic motivation scale were applied to 362 teachers who wished to participate voluntarily. Since the data showed normal distribution when analyzed in the SPSS 21.00 packet program, T test was used for independent groups for binary cluster comparisons, and variance analysis for more than two groups (one-way ANOVA). The direction of the inter-scale relationship was tested by Pearson correlation analysis. Margin of error is 0.05. As a result, when examined according to the branch, significant differences in intrinsic motivation, and job satisfaction scores were determined in favor of physical education teachers. In terms of the type of school, intrinsic motivation scores were found to be significant in favor of teachers working in secondary school.